Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2013 9:58 AM (in response to dougryandc)
You are referrng to Storage and calling it memory. Memory on computers is commonly called RAM or Random Access Memory. Storage is called Hard Disk space because data is stored on the internal HD. To answer your question though, yes you can upgrade the Storage. I'd recommend contactin a reliable AASP that can help you choose and install a new HD or if you want to do it yourself then a reliable vendor such as OWC (www.macsales.com) can help you choose a drive that best suits your needs.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2013 10:56 AM (in response to dougryandc)
you can also simply buy an external hard drive and dump a bunch of data to it and free up space on your internal. I have four external drives connected to mine since there is no way all my data could fit on my internal SSD. it's an easy and common thing to do.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2013 11:01 AM (in response to digibudII)
The OP wrote:
I want to add 1TB of memory so that I can stop using external hard drives to store our family pictures and media.
I think the question was posted to get away from externals.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2013 11:23 AM (in response to dougryandc)
To install an internal hard drive in an iMac is not trivial. It involves taking the glass protection off, then removing the LCD and other components. If you do a search on 'install iMac internal hard drive' you can find videos which show the procedure. It isn't difficult but it requires a couple tools you probably don't have around the house and it offers a couple of chances to turn your computer into a paper weight.
If you have a local independent Apple reseller you would probably be best served by having the upgrade done there. This isn't an upgrade performed by Apple's own stores. (Don't shoot the messenger.)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2013 11:53 AM (in response to dougryandc)
Thank you all for the great responses. I will check into them.