Is the iMac hard drive user upgradable/changeable?

badlydrawnboy

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Oct 20, 2003
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If I order a retina iMac with 3 TB fusion, and later decide I want to put a 512/1 TB SSD in it with TB external storage, is that possible without going all Macgyver and voiding my warranty?
 

nionelle

macrumors newbie
Oct 18, 2014
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ifixit have done a tear-down which suggests it can be replaced, but it involves cutting the double sided tape and taking the screen out completely, then re-taping. I'm guessing that's more than most people would be comfortable with, and I doubt your warranty would like it either.
 

NT1440

macrumors G5
May 18, 2008
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Fusion Drives cannot be modified by a user.

You CAN swap the HDD (not the SSD), but got luck ever making it a fusion drive again, it's quite the process.