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    New hard drive or replace?
    My six-year iMac needs a new hard drive, it will cost about $300. Wondering if it's worth the investment or should I invest that in a new one?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by svetlana View Post
    My six-year iMac needs a new hard drive, it will cost about $300. Wondering if it's worth the investment or should I invest that in a new one?

    Thanks!
    If you can replace the hard drive yourself...you can save yourself a LOT of money. A replacement HD would cost about $50-$75.

    A replacement procedure can be found at:

    iFixit: The free repair manual

    There really is no need to spend a whole bunch of money on a new computer...if the old one is working fine (except for the HD)...and meets all your needs. but if you have to spend $300 to replace the HD...that's probably more than 50% of the value of the computer.

    HTH,

    - Nick
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    Moved thread to more appropriate sub-forum...not an OS X operating system topic.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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