3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 19, 2011 2:10 PM by Doug_S
Doug_S Level 1 Level 1

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.

 

Thoughts?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7), iMac11,3
Solved by samberl on Aug 19, 2011 1:43 PM Solved

Have a look at th OWC website (www.macsales.com).

 

OWC provides this service without voiding your warranty.

Reply by varjak paw on Aug 19, 2011 1:22 PM Helpful

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.

 

Regards.

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  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10

    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.

     

    Regards.

  • samberl Level 4 Level 4

    Have a look at th OWC website (www.macsales.com).

     

    OWC provides this service without voiding your warranty.

  • Doug_S Level 1 Level 1

    Did a look around and found I could get a 240GB SSD added to my system for $600. Not bad considering how much an SSD costs and the performance gains.

     

    Thanks for the info, guys!