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How much for an SSD upgrade to my iMac?

2395 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 19, 2011 2:10 PM by Doug_S RSS
Doug_S Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Aug 19, 2011 1:09 PM

When my iMac was first released there was an option to get a 1 TB HDD with a 256 GB SSD. My iMac is fast, but I know it could be a lot snappier if I added an SSD to the mix. I looked around and it looked either extremely difficult to borderline impossible to upgrade it myself so I was wondering how much it would cost Apple to do it, if anyone has any idea?


I'm debating getting it done as my display has a few dead pixels just off-center. The plan would be I'd take it in for the screen to be replaced (warranty!) and while they're in there have them drop in the new drive.



iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7), iMac11,3
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,195 points)
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    Aug 19, 2011 1:22 PM (in response to Doug_S)

    Unless policies have changed very recently, an Apple Store will not perform an upgrade to a SSD. You'll probably have to look to an authorized Apple service center to do the work, and it will be up to that service center what they'll charge. A service center may offer to do the installation for a reduced charge if you purchase the SSD from them. You'll have to shop around, though.



  • samberl Level 4 Level 4 (1,910 points)
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    Aug 19, 2011 1:43 PM (in response to Doug_S)

    Have a look at th OWC website (


    OWC provides this service without voiding your warranty.


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