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    Aug 22, 2006
    How hard is it to upgrade new iMac's hard drive?
    I plan to purchase one of the new iMac's and I assume that the hard drive is not user replaceable so I know there are warranty risks but a couple months ago I was able to upgrade the hard drive in my current generation MBP to a 250GB drive.
    When I get an iMac I plan to get the more expensive 20 inch version and want at least 500GB since it'll be dual boot (BootCamp) Windows XP/Mac. Even the 750GB is tempting. I may go the route of the smallest hard drive and then buy a larger hard drive and upgrade myself to save money but is this hard to do?

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    Member Since
    Sep 19, 2007
    Sacramento, California
    2.4 ghz "new" 24" iMac
    Yes it is a bad idea... You will void the warranty and not really save that much money. There are always NAS devices and external drives if you need more space. I run bootcamp on a 40 gig partition, I play one game and run a couple of small apps. All my music, movies and photos are on the Mac side.

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    Member Since
    Jan 13, 2007
    Central New York
    15in i7 MacBook Pro, 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD, 500GB HD
    Well, if its anything like the previous generation iMacs, its VERY hard to do. I replaced the HD in my iMac, and I never want to do it again.
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    Currently running OS X 10.10

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    Member Since
    Sep 29, 2007
    Surrey or Sheffield, UK.. or I might even be in Aarhus, Denmark
    iMac 24" (mid-2009 edition), 2.66Ghz, 4GB, 640GB HDD
    deleted, sowwy, need to learn2read. :>

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