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No aftermarket SSD upgrade for new iMac
« on: December 06, 2012, 08:43:54 AM »
The newly redesigned iMac is coming, however news like this is already coming out which might make some users reconsider the upgrade. According to a new "teardown" that ArsTechnica did they have found that you will be unable to upgrade your SSD with an aftermarket one down the road thanks to proprietary SSD connectors that Apple is using which prevents you for going to a "SSD only" setup down the road. For most people this might not be a big deal but if you are the upgrading kind you might want to take notice.

   Following our post about Japanese Mac site Kodawarisan's teardown of the newly redesigned 21.5-inch iMac, we (and commenters) were left with several questions. Chief among them was whether or not the new iMac would allow the installation of a third-party solid state disk. In its base $1,299 configuration, the 21.5-inch iMac comes with no SSD and no build-to-order storage add-ons; even the $1,499 model only has the option to add a 128GB SSD as part of Fusion Drive, which marries the SSD to the system's 1TB spinning hard disk drive to create a single volume. No SSD-only option exists, nor is there a way to add a standalone SSD.

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