Upgrading iMac Hard Drive

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

  1. Hoopdy macrumors 6502

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


    Feb 26, 2009
    Kittrell, NC
    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


    Feb 26, 2008
    not to mention it will take forever

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

    Jan 3, 2009
    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


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

    Mike in Kansas

    Sep 2, 2008
    Metro Kansas City
    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

    Sep 13, 2007
    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.

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