Sunday, May 15, 2011

Buying a new iMac? Be warned!

It would seem Apple really didn't like the fact that people were tampering with the internals of their computers. Turns out that in the new iMacs you cannot simply switch out your current hard drive for a brand new one. Apple has pulled a sly one on us. The drives which go into the iMac have a 7 pin thermal sensor, something which is not on normal drives. That means you must make your decision on the type of drive you want prior to buying. Take time to think about it because you may only get one drive for your iMac.

This is quite shocking information because previous iMacs have never had this problem. For example, my 6 year old iMac G5 now has an SSD in it, something I put there to speed it up. Previous generations have always had the ability to switch drives out. However, it would seem that each generation made it harder and harder to switch out the hard drive.


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