How can I replace the hard drive in my iMac?

Episode 1227 (1:08:33)

Martin from Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Apple iMac

Martin wants to put a solid state drive in his 27" iMac. Leo says that adding an SSD is a great thing to do, but it's not easy with an iMac. Leo had his engineers do it, because he needed a special suction cup to lift the glass screen off to take out the hard drive and replace it. It's doable, but it's not for the faint of heart. Leo recommends going to iFixIt.com and he can find a special step by step, along with the parts and tools required.

Martin should buy the drive from MacSales at Other World Computing. They specialize in Mac parts and he'll be able to get the right drive for his model of iMac. Leo says to look at his current hard drive to see how much space he uses for programs, but Leo says that 256GB is a good choice. And to transfer his data, Martin should try SuperDuper.

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