The family 27" 2009 iMac finally died this afternoon, it was one of the Seagate hard drive models that we never got Apple to fix in 2012 as my wife was doing a university course at the time so we never got it sorted. Well it finally died today after a year of being horribly slow and unreliable, my wife is always doing university courses so she cannot afford for it to be away for days let alone weeks. She has rushed out this afternoon to buy a cheap Chromebook but we really need to address the issue with the iMac now. I suggested sending it away to one of the many independent Apple upgrade sites that could install a SSD instead of the hard drive but the ones I have looked at do not advertise cost and I am afraid that it could escalate into silly numbers and that we might as well bin it and buy new instead! I have heard that Yosemite would not recognise a third party SSD anyway? What are our options? we have a 27" screen and a quad core processor surely this still has some value somehow?