iMac SSD Upgrade - local service?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by funnyboy88, May 18, 2014.

  1. funnyboy88 macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2009
    I have a 2010 27" iMac, and I'm interested in adding a SSD to it (keeping the regular HDD inside too). Obviously it is easy to buy an SSD...but I'm not confident I could handle the installation. Has anyone ever had a local computer shop perform this upgrade for them? I was thinking of calling Micro Center or Best Buy. I know OWC has their turnkey program, but I'm interested in doing it locally instead of shipping off my baby.
  2. Nyy8 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2011
    New England
    I'd smash my iMac with a brick before I'd take it off to Best Buy....

    Does the Apple store do it? I think they might.
  3. rambo47 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 3, 2010
    Denville, NJ
    If you're anywhere near NYC I highly recommend TekServe.
  4. funnyboy88 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2009
    Not near NYC, but thanks anyways.
  5. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2009
    Folsom, CA
    Look for another AASP in your area. I have to agree with the comment about Best Buy, I don't have any experience with Micro Center's repair center however my dealings with their management and sales staff have been positive albeit that is pretty outdated at 5+ years. Call some AASPs and ask tough questions such as how many they have done, what SSD's they recommend and why, what their workmanship and product guarantee is etc.

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