Upgrading iMac Hard Drive

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Hoopdy, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. Hoopdy macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2007
    #1
    Will upgrading the hard drive void the warranty?
     
  2. HDMe macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2009
    Location:
    Kittrell, NC
    #2
    More than likely, yes...especially considering that the iMac is not designed for user-servicable components beyond RAM.

    That said... if you feel confident in doing it and don't mind risking the loss of the warranty, it's your choice. For my money, I don't plan on opening mine up until the warranty has already expired.
     
  3. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

    Fonzijr1964

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2008
    Location:
    Maryland
    #3
    not to mention it will take forever

    u have to take off the glass
     
  4. kurosov macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    #4
    I prefer to run larger external drives as data storage because of the multitude of benefits they offer.

    The only internal drive i'd consider in the future would be ssd.
     
  5. brand macrumors 601

    brand

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2006
    Location:
    127.0.0.1
    #5
    That is the least of it. He will also have to remove the screen.
     
  6. Mike in Kansas macrumors 6502a

    Mike in Kansas

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2008
    Location:
    Metro Kansas City
    #6
    I wold say the risks outweigh the benefits, unless of course the internal HDD is going bad. Other than the OS and apps, you can keep everything else on an external drive without noticeable loss in speed.
     
  7. Hoopdy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2007
    #7
    Well I've finally made my decision to go with the 20" 2.66ghz iMac over the Mac Mini for the sole purpose of speed...more speed!

    I would however like to know your thoughts on how to compare the 2.0ghz and the 2.66ghz while I'm in-store just to make sure the speed difference is there for me.
     

Share This Page