Is the iMac hard drive user upgradable/changeable?

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

  1. badlydrawnboy macrumors 65816

    Oct 20, 2003
    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


    Jan 24, 2010
    Apple does not list the hard drive in iMacs as being a user replaceable part.
  3. nionelle macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2014
    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


    May 18, 2008
    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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