Can I replace my iMac hard drive?

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Can I replace my iMac hard drive?

Asking whether you can upgrade the hard drive on your iMac is a trick question. Yes, you certainly can upgrade your hard drive.

How much does it cost to replace a hard drive in an iMac?

Our price for replacing a hard drive in an iMac with a new 1 TB 7200 RPM drive is about $249. This includes the new hard drive, all labor, and a clone of your data to the new hard drive. The Apple store can replace your current drive, but they only do like for like replacement and they won’t do upgrades.

How long should an iMac hard drive last?

Adding memory or faster and larger hard drives may make your iMac last longer. iMacs typically last between 3 to 8 years depending on how they are configured.

Is it worth buying a 2007 iMac?

macrumors member My parents still have a 2007 iMac and it works fine for them. It has been a particularly good model for longevity. It actually still runs the latest version of OSX, which is pretty remarkable. It can do the things you mention, however it is slower than a more modern computer.

Are iMacs easy to repair?

The 24 inch iMac only managed to score 2 out of 10, this means that the new Mac is not an easy device to repair. The display is difficult to remove and you cannot replace things like storage or memory easily as these are integrated into the device.

How to upgrade iMac hard drive ( 2007, 2008 )?

These identifiers for each of the 20-Inch and 24-Inch iMac models follow: iMac Subfamily EMC Model ID “Core 2 Extreme” 2.8 24″ Mid-2007 2134 iMac7,1 “Core 2 Duo” 2.4 20″ Early 2008 2210 iMac8,1 “Core 2 Duo” 2.66 20″ Early 2008 2210 iMac8,1 “Core 2 Duo” 2.8 24″ Early 2008 2211 iMac8,1

Where can I buy a new iMac hard drive?

In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells SSDs for all iMac models (as well as hard drives) for do-it-yourself upgrades. In the UK and Ireland, site sponsor Flexx sells Aluminum iMac compatible SSDs and hard drives with free shipping.

How big is the hard drive on an iMac?

The “Original/Mid-2007,” “Early 2008,” “Early 2009” and “Mid-2009″ Aluminum iMac models — all Aluminum iMacs with a 20-Inch or 24-Inch display — each have a 3 Gb/s SATA connector for a 3.5” hard drive and different models have a variety of different hard drives installed by default.

How to remove a hard drive from an iMac?

Remove the following 12 screws securing the front bezel to the rear case: Eight 13 mm T8 Torx. Four 25 mm T8 Torx. Place your hands at the top corners of the bezel (to the side) and lift the bezel 2-3cm from the body by working from the top.

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