User replacing the HD - still unsupported?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bLiss, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. bLiss macrumors member

    bLiss

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    Was just looking into these iMacs thinking I could get the SSD/HD option and replace with my own HD, but then I read the news from May saying Apple made this fail the hardware test.

    Did a solution come about since then? Ridiculous to see that they made the upgrade so difficult/impossible and then the Seagates that they sent out with those machines just got recalled!
     
  2. WiiDSmoker macrumors 65816

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    I think it's replaceable, but you pretty much have to go to hell and back to get it done.
     
  3. gnagy macrumors regular

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    It's possible to replace the hard drive, but it's NOT easy. Take a look at the steps:
    http://blog.chargedpc.com/2011/05/2011-imac-ssd-install-guide.html#more

    If you want to replace the hard drive, you are much better off getting a Macbook Pro or a Mac Pro and a 27" cinema display. Yes, it's more expensive, but replacing the hard drive is a quite a bit easier.
     
  4. bLiss thread starter macrumors member

    bLiss

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    Holy crap, to hell and back, you guys aren't kidding.

    Thanks for the updates.
     
  5. robgendreau macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, considering that the hard drive is a part of the machine prone to failure, and upgrade, this is indeed silly. I replaced mine on a 2010 27" and it was pretty easy for a careful person, but now it's harder to find drives that comply.

    Pity.

    Rob
     

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