Replace 1TB fusion

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

  1. tommy0614 macrumors member

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    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
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    philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    i think owc = www.macsales.com 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.

    http://www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?id=10573

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


    http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/ProductMarketing_m500.aspx


    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

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

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    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.

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2412374,00.asp

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

    Nikko
     
  5. Tri-stan macrumors 6502

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    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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