Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 10:11 PM (in response to nyteacher13)
Welcome to the Apple Support Communities
Apple won't replace the hard disk because it will avoid warranty, but you can do it yourself if you prefer
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 11:33 PM (in response to nyteacher13)
If you have a large photo Library consider moving it to an external hard drive. The OS requires a minimum of 10 to 15 GB of space at all times, more is better.A nearly full hard drive can cause speed issues, so can lack of enough RAM. An AASP will put a new hard drive in your iMac, doing it yourself is not for the faint of heart.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2012 1:32 AM (in response to nyteacher13)
T ~ Welcome to the Support Communities. If you want to use an external hard drive for your iPhoto library, this Apple doc may help:
And regarding improving your iMac's speed by increasing its RAM:
...Found by searching HERE.