2018 (2017) iMac 27inch 5k Hard Drive setup

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Titan, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. Titan

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    Hi Guys,

    I have been an apple computer user for a long time. In fact, my MBP is almost 10 years old and it is almost getting there.. LoL I have decided to purchase an iMac soon. I use my computer at home most often and plugged, this is why I have decided on simply getting a desktop Mac. I have an MBA anyhow as a portable.

    Anyhow, I am looking at the HD options. My questions are:

    1. Will I be able to install later on an SSD drive on the board, should I choose the 3TB Fusion drive?

    2. Are the 2TB and 3TB drive reliable and is it true that the SSD portion is pegged at 128GB?

    3. Should I just opt to choose a 1TB SSD then upgrade to an additional internal Fusion Drive or Regular HDD or SSD drive? - 1TB SSD cost more though.. and 564

    My real concern is the cost, I also want to be covered by warranty and upgrade-ability to SSD on the board. The first question above is the route I am hoping to do. So far I have only gathered that of a platform iMac based SSD having to slave an internal SSD hard drive.
     
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  3. kimfajardo_dmd

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    Hi, I am running my iMac now from an external SSD thru the Thunderbolt 3 Port (USB C), works like a charm :) Spent 10k all in all for the upgrade, no opening of the iMac case :)
     
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