iMac Hard Drive upgrade

Discussion in 'iMac' started by julienko3, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. julienko3 macrumors regular

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    Can I upgrade the hard drive on one of these? What is a good recommendation and the max I could get - not from Apple.

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  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. julienko3 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was thinking the current 24" iMac, but an old thread just popped up about swapping drives, so I'm all good.

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  4. KettyKrueger macrumors 6502

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    I wondered this too. I called Apple earlier and the guy said Apple could certainly upgrade the HDD but the max. they could put in my iMac was 320GB :eek:

    To be honest though, I could barely hear him. He said all I had to do was take my iMac into an Apple store and they would arrange the upgrade. Is this true, is it really that simply and how much do they roughly charge??

    I really could do with a 1TB but do not fancy doing it myself!!
     
  5. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    they would probably charge an arm and a leg, on top of that they probably wouldnt put a hard drive in there that you bring in. you would have to buy one of their hard drives which are probably grossly overpriced.
     
  6. julienko3 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah. What is the max I could put in a 24" iMac myself?
     
  7. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Does iMac use 2.5" or 3.5" HD? Maxium of 3.5" is up to 2TB and 2.5" I think it's 1TB. I'm not sure.
     
  8. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    There are no 2 TB 3.5" drives yet. The biggest available is 1.5 TB, although 2 TB are on the near horizon. I'm not sure what the current max for 2.5" drives is, though.

    I believe the iMac takes a 3.5" SATA drive.
     
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  10. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Yeah, that's why I say yet. I can't wait. It'd be cool to get two tees in my iMac, although forget about trying to back that up. There's no way I could afford two of them.
     
  11. Hellhammer Moderator

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    It's not so expensive. It'll be around 200$. SSD will cost much, much more, maybe thousands
     

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