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# 251248 14-Jun-2019 22:32
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I'm wondering if putting a newer, larger SSD in my iMac will prolong it's useful life.

I get frequent messages now about hard drive space being too small and I've deleted all I really can.

It probably wants upgrading to faster silicone but they're pretty expensive now for a decent spec so thought I'd be kind to the planet and my wallet and see if none could be made usefully quicker etc.





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  # 2258582 15-Jun-2019 04:56
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First off, what model are you talking about. The very old 21 & 24” models were easy to do yourself, I’ve changed my 2007 24” twice.

Later models are a lot harder so you will probably want a professional to do it.

Anyone out there with experience ?

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  # 2258589 15-Jun-2019 07:55
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Yea is it one of the newer slim iMacs with the display stuck on rather than screwed?
And is it using an apple ssd?

These are very tricky to replace as you have to remove pretty much everything from the unit as the ssd slot is on the back side of the main board.

 
 
 
 


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  # 2258592 15-Jun-2019 07:58
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why not just use fast external storage if you dont want to update the mac itself?


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  # 2258685 15-Jun-2019 11:23
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Jase2985:

 

why not just use fast external storage if you dont want to update the mac itself?

 

 

This is the route that I took with my iMac 5K, fast USB-C external SSD. Opening it up was in the too-hard basket.


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  # 2258708 15-Jun-2019 12:31
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Have a look at https://www.oobe.co.nz/
My memory seems to think they had some association with a main NZ Apple distributor (Reinassance?) years ago, so at least they have been around a while.
I haven't personally used them so cant speak to their customer service/repair quality.

 

You could also try PBtech but not sure if they are "Authorised".

 

Depending on device age I would be wary about myself/friends replacing parts as same apple products have a "T2 security" chip in them making them tricky to upgrade some parts.   


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  # 2258798 15-Jun-2019 17:22
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NightStalker:

 

Depending on device age I would be wary about myself/friends replacing parts as same apple products have a "T2 security" chip in them making them tricky to upgrade some parts.   

 

 

 

 

It's only the iMac Pro that has the T2 Security chip right now, in the iMac range.


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  # 2258827 15-Jun-2019 17:46
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NightStalker:

Have a look at https://www.oobe.co.nz/
My memory seems to think they had some association with a main NZ Apple distributor (Reinassance?) years ago, so at least they have been around a while.
I haven't personally used them so cant speak to their customer service/repair quality.


You could also try PBtech but not sure if they are "Authorised".


Depending on device age I would be wary about myself/friends replacing parts as same apple products have a "T2 security" chip in them making them tricky to upgrade some parts.   



I used OOBE to replace my 2013 iMac with a new SSD - using them as they were an authorised repairer for Apple (company requirement) . Service was admittadly very slow (two weeks!!!). and they screwed up my billing but the actual job did what I wanted and breathed new life back into the iMac. If you don't require an authorised repairer, I would go elsewhere.

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