Is the iMac hard drive user upgradable/changeable?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by badlydrawnboy, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. badlydrawnboy macrumors 65816

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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?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Apple does not list the hard drive in iMacs as being a user replaceable part.
     
  3. nionelle macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  4. NT1440 macrumors G4

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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.
     

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