replacing imac's hard drive

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gomakeitreal, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. gomakeitreal macrumors newbie

    gomakeitreal

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    I am thinking about taking my imac 17" (core duo model) to an apple store to upgrade my HDD (160GB) to maybe 320GB or 500GB, because it does not seem easy enough for myself to do the mechanics.

    anyone has any experience/knowledge how much apple store will charge? (new drive and labor)

    thanks a lot!
     
  2. Clive At Five macrumors 65816

    Clive At Five

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    A lot. I don't know exact figures, but I do know that the white flat iMac is a real bitch to get into. You'd probably be better off, monetarily, just buying an external harddrive, though it'll add to desk-clutter.

    This is further evidence that Apple needs a computer that can be easily upgraded by users. A tray-loader HDD in an iMac would be glorious!

    -Clive
     
  3. gomakeitreal thread starter macrumors newbie

    gomakeitreal

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    thanks clive. i am gonna buy an external drive then.
    probably a seagate, as i heard western digital is not mac friendly. (maybe seagate the same?)

    =)
     

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