SSD Upgrade DIY?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Orlandoech, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. Orlandoech, Jul 19, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2011

    Orlandoech macrumors 68040

    Orlandoech

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    How hard is it to DIY upgrade the 1TB drive in an iMac to an 3rd party SSD? Any guides+pics out there? I couldnt find anything on a search.

    I want to replace the HDD for an SSD, not add an SSD in addition to the HDD.
     
  2. dgr macrumors member

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    Looks like it requires removal of the system board.
    http://blog.chargedpc.com/2011/05/2011-imac-ssd-install-guide.html

    Looking at point #1 looks like there is no bracket for it.
     
  3. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Does the OP simply want to replace the HDD with an SSD? Looks a lot less complex then replacing the optical drive. That 1GB drive could then be put in an external enclosure.
     
  4. Orlandoech thread starter macrumors 68040

    Orlandoech

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    Yes, sorry this wasnt specified.

    I want to replace the factory 1TB HDD with a SSD and then I would yes, but the 1TB in an enclosure.
     
  5. Dresevski macrumors 6502

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    Just look farther down on the first page of threads (c'mon man!):
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1183176

    You need to follow those steps. The hardest part will probably be securing the screen in the slanted up position so you can get at the HDD. Shouldn't be too tough of a job.
     

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