Hard Choice

Discussion in 'iMac' started by imofeanfean, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. imofeanfean macrumors newbie

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    My 2011 mid iMac is failing. It freeze up every now and then. After a hard reset it refuse to boot into the OS and I have to reinstall it to solve the problem. (Already 3 times this week) I suspect the HDD is failing.
    It still works like normal most of the time but I use it mostly for work and it's the only computer I have so it's still quite inconvenient.

    I plan to update my iMac after the next update originally... Now I'm not sure should I wait for the update (maybe it'll be broken before the update then I'll be forced to buy a new one) or just buy a new one right away.
     
  2. aliensporebomb macrumors 68000

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    Minneapolis, MN, USA, Urth
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    What's hard about it? The current iMacs are better than your original machine in every way. If yours fails and you really want to wait for a incremental "better" machine you can do that too. Try living without a computer for a couple of weeks - yours will likely be down anyway. I do believe your drive is dying. You can pay a fee to have a new drive or SSD installed and keep on using it. With an SSD that machine would be faster than it ever was with a hard drive installed.
     

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