purchase imac 2012 with fusion drive or risk upgrading to ssd yourself?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by botorious, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. botorious macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2012
    Looked at most post on here and still not sure what to do. Who's buying a iMac 2012 27inch with the base tb knowing they are going to open it up and swap it with a ssd or are most buying with the fusion and not going to risk opening it up. Id rather not dish out another $250 knowing I have a few ssd drives lying around. Thanks for any input!
  2. Gelite55 macrumors regular

    Dec 12, 2012
    I know there are people on here who might have extra money in their pockets to afford a new one who will tell you to open it. It wasn't designed to be opened. It looks like it's very easy to break and hard to restore the factory seal.
  3. NVRENUF! macrumors regular


    Mar 19, 2012
    PERTH, Australia
    easy we changed it over in about 20 mins.

    If you take it to an apple registered repairer with an ssd
    ask them to do it for you warranty saved :)
  4. Gelite55 macrumors regular

    Dec 12, 2012
    Believe it or not life goes on without a SSD. 20 seconds off your boot time and slightly faster Application I/O. Not worth Apple's premium.
  5. jmgregory1 macrumors 68000


    Jun 24, 2010
    Chicago and a few other places around the world
    The easy solution is to hook up an ssd using tb or even USB 3. Follow the instructions floating around to create you own DIY ssd.

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