Replace 1TB fusion

Discussion in 'iMac' started by tommy0614, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. tommy0614 macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2013
    As far as we know right now are there any possible ways to remove the 1TB fusion drive from a new iMac 27 and replace with a large sad? If not if I bring my iMac to a local store will they be able to remove the 1TB fusion and replace it with the apple 768 sad? Thank you.
  2. philipma1957, Jan 26, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2013

    philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    i think owc = could help you.

    go onto their website and contact them. i am making the assumption you own a fusion iMac and not that you want to buy one and then do this. there are other solutions to your problem. they involve having an external thunderbolt ssd setup. I am not sure that you want an external drive.

    this can swap out a 2tb hdd and use a 960gb ssd like this

    your cost would be about 1200. you would still have the fusion in the iMac. and the external would hold the ssd and a 2tb hdd. this would be about 4tb online with a spare 2tb not attached. your way would be just about the same price wise after shipping and install fees. you would only have a 768 gb ssd. I get that for some the one piece machine with no other gear is important but if you don't mind the one attachment the lacie is a better deal.
  3. itsamacthing macrumors 6502a

    Sep 26, 2011
    What's going on? Not happy with your fusion?
  4. n-i-k-k-o macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2007
    Calne, Wiltshire, UK
    I bought one of these in the USA for $1k (they cost the same in pounds over here). I like the daisy-chaining ability - plenty of expansion capability and additional speed to be had in the future.,2817,2412374,00.asp

    Much less hassle than ripping a brand new machine open IMHO.

  5. Tri-stan macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2012
    I really like thoes owc blade ssd's, 500 reads and 500 writes is impressive to say the least from a msata style ssd. This drive would be much faster than the standard ssd only option in write performance for the iMac.

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