New iMac -- Better option? Apple's 768GB or Crucial's 960GB SSD?

Sam Spade

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I will probably purchase a new iMac in the next day or two and need some input on the best option for SSD. I only want an SSD in the new machine -- no Fusion or HDD in it at all.

Would it be better to just pay Apple's outrageous $900 for the 768GB SSD

or

should I order a machine with a standard HDD, then remove it and install the new Crucial 960GB M500? (I would do this via my local AASP, so warranty would be intact)
 

apedance

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Hi.


900$ for 768gb vs
700$ for 960gb

(I would do this via my local AASP, so warranty would be intact)
Really possible?
If yes -> I would def. go for the Crucial.

What about specs? I guess the Crucial might be a little faster, maybe?
 
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flynz4

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I would go with the stock machine. If you bring/send your machine in for service (for any reason)... Apple might replace the machine, and they are not obligated to return your internal SSD.

This is the same reason when I upgraded RAM on my iMacs (4 of them)... I kept the original (small) RAM... so that I could replace the RAM with the original before sending the iMac in for repair.

It is one thing to do for a user replaceable part like RAM. I really do not want to be doing that with my boot drive on a sealed box.

/Jim
 

Sam Spade

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What brand is the 768GB that Apple uses?

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I would go with the stock machine. If you bring/send your machine in for service (for any reason)... Apple might replace the machine, and they are not obligated to return your internal SSD.
That is a good point and something I did not think about. Thanks!
 

TwoBytes

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Even if an AASP, I'd bet it would invalidate your warranty. Especially if this is logged - getting a brand new machine and then replacing the drive straight away...with a non standard one. I could be wrong.