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Title:

A way to use a non apple drive in one of these?

Text:

As we all know, I have a aging MacBook Pro from 2009, which I will admit is a solid computer in the end, but almost 4 years old in the end, well not just yet, it's going to happen quick

I was looking into a new iMac 21.5''(27'' is too big, I have a 20'' monitor for my Linux PC too) and I knew about this HDD sensor bull where i will make my fans run at full speed with no help

Apple, !^!* off with this, i'm a freelance technican, this really @@^%!^ me off because if I want to upgrade a client's drive, I need to be CERTIFIED by apple to get a drive for a client(or they won't sell it to me, just tell me screw off), and they have to pay crazy fees, screw that!

I REFUSE to upgrade these 2011 iMac's because of this, only the memory

Enough ranting

before I buy one, is there a workaround just yet so when Iget mine, i can replace my drive and actually work on the HDD's and not just memory, for my own and other iMacs

just to clarify how i handle iMacs, I will do HDD's on anything before the mid 2009 because of the issue and various ways to stop upgrades on the mid 2009, so it's mixed which ones have the HDD swapped, but all of them have memory done

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iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2428

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Edit by: Nick ,

Title:

A way to use a non apple drive in one of these?

Text:

As we all know, I have a aging MacBook Pro from 2009, which I will admit is a solid computer in the end, but almost 4 years old in the end, well not just yet, it's going to happen quick
 
I was looking into a new iMac 21.5''(27'' is too big, I have a 20'' monitor for my Linux PC too) and I knew about this HDD sensor bull where i will make my fans run at full speed with no help
 
Apple, !^!* off with this, i'm a freelance technican, this really @@^%!^ me off because if I want to upgrade a client's drive, I need to be CERTIFIED by apple to get a drive for a client(or they won't sell it to me, just tell me screw off), and they have to pay crazy fees, screw that!
 
I REFUSE to upgrade these 2011 iMac's because of this, only the memory
 
Enough ranting
 
before I buy one, is there a workaround just yet so when Iget mine, i can replace my drive and actually work on the HDD's and not just memory?memory, for my own and other iMacs

just to clarify how i handle iMacs, I will do HDD's on anything before the mid 2009 because of the issue and various ways to stop upgrades on the mid 2009, so it's mixed which ones have the HDD swapped, but all of them have memory done
before I buy one, is there a workaround just yet so when Iget mine, i can replace my drive and actually work on the HDD's and not just memory?memory, for my own and other iMacs

just to clarify how i handle iMacs, I will do HDD's on anything before the mid 2009 because of the issue and various ways to stop upgrades on the mid 2009, so it's mixed which ones have the HDD swapped, but all of them have memory done

Device:

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2428

Status:

open

Edit by: Nick ,

Title:

A way to use a non apple drive in one of these?

Text:

As we all know, I have a aging MacBook Pro from 2009, which I will admit is a solid computer in the end, but almost 4 years old in the end, well not just yet, it's going to happen quick
 
I was looking into a new iMac 21.5''(27'' is too big, I have a 20'' monitor for my Linux PC too) and I knew about this HDD sensor bull where i will make my fans run at full speed with no help
 
Apple, !^!* off with this, i'm a freelance technican, this really @@^%!^ me off because if I want to upgrade a client's drive, I need to be CERTIFIED by apple to get a drive for a client(or they won't sell it to me, just tell me screw off), and they have to pay crazy fees, screw that!
 
I REFUSE to upgrade these 2011 iMac's because of this, only the memory
 
Enough ranting
 
before I buy one, is there a workaround just yetyet so when Iget mine, i can replace my drive and actually work on the HDD's and not just memory?
before I buy one, is there a workaround just yetyet so when Iget mine, i can replace my drive and actually work on the HDD's and not just memory?

Device:

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2428

Status:

open

Edit by: originalmachead ,

Title:

A way to use a non apple drive in one of these?

Text:

As we all know, I have a aging MacBook Pro from 2009, which I will admit is a solid computer in the end, but almost 4 years old in the end, well not just yet, it's going to happen quick

I was looking into a new iMac 21.5''(27'' is too big, I have a 20'' monitor for my Linux PC too) and I knew about this HDD sensor bull where i will make my fans run at full speed with no help

Apple, !^!* off with this, i'm a freelance technican, this really @@^%!^ me off because if I want to upgrade a client's drive, I need to be CERTIFIED by apple to get a drive for a client(or they won't sell it to me, just tell me screw off), and they have to pay crazy fees, screw that!

I REFUSE to upgrade these 2011 iMac's because of this, only the memory

Enough ranting

before I buy one, is there a workaround just yet?

Device:

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2428

Status:

open

Edit by: originalmachead ,

Title:

A way to use a non apple drive in one of these?

Text:

As we all know, I have a aging MacBook Pro from 2009, which I will admit is a solid computer in the end, but almost 4 years old in the end, well not just yet, it's going to happen quick

I was looking into a new iMac 21.5''(27'' is too big, I have a 20'' monitor for my Linux PC too) and I knew about this HDD sensor bull where i will make my fans run at full speed with no help

Apple, !^!* off with this, i'm a freelance technican, this really @@^%!^ me off because if I want to upgrade a client's drive, I need to be CERTIFIED by apple to get a drive for a client(or they won't sell it to me, just tell me screw off), and they have to pay crazy fees, screw that!

I REFUSE to upgrade these 2011 iMac's because of this, only the memory

Enough ranting

before I buy one, is there a workaround just yet?

Device:

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2428

Status:

open

Edit by: originalmachead ,

Title:

A way to use a non apple drive in one of these?

Text:

As we all know, I have a aging MacBook Pro from 2009, which I will admit is a solid computer in the end, but almost 4 years old in the end, well not just yet, it's going to happen quick

I was looking into a new iMac 21.5''(27'' is too big, I have a 20'' monitor for my Linux PC too) and I knew about this HDD sensor bull where i will make my fans run at full speed with no help

Apple, !^!* off with this, i'm a freelance technican, this really @@^%!^ me off because if I want to upgrade a client's drive, I need to be CERTIFIED by apple to get a drive for a client(or they won't sell it to me, just tell me screw off), and they have to pay crazy fees, screw that!

I REFUSE to upgrade these 2011 iMac's because of this, only the memory

Enough ranting

before I buy one, is there a workaround just yet?

Device:

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2428

Status:

open

Edit by: originalmachead ,

Title:

A way to use a non apple drive in one of these?

Text:

As we all know, I have a aging MacBook Pro from 2009, which I will admit is a solid computer in the end, but almost 4 years old in the end, well not just yet, it's going to happen quick

I was looking into a new iMac 21.5''(27'' is too big, I have a 20'' monitor for my Linux PC too) and I knew about this HDD sensor bull where i will make my fans run at full speed with no help

Apple, !^!* off with this, i'm a freelance technican, this really @@^%!^ me off because if I want to upgrade a client's drive, I need to be CERTIFIED by apple to get a drive for a client(or they won't sell it to me, just tell me screw off), and they have to pay crazy fees, screw that!

I REFUSE to upgrade these 2011 iMac's because of this, only the memory

Enough ranting

before I buy one, is there a workaround just yet?

Device:

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2428

Status:

open

Edit by: Nick ,

Title:

A way to use a non apple drive in one of these?

Text:

As we all know, I have a aging MacBook Pro from 2009, which I will admit is a solid computer in the end, but almost 4 years old in the endend, well not just yet, it's going to happen quick
As we all know, I have a aging MacBook Pro from 2009, which I will admit is a solid computer in the end, but almost 4 years old in the endend, well not just yet, it's going to happen quick
 
I was looking into a new iMac 21.5''(27'' is too big, I have a 20'' monitor for my Linux PC too) and I knew about this HDD sensor bull where i will make my fans run at full speed with no help
 
Apple, !^!* off with this, i'm a freelance technican, this really @@^%!^ me off because if I want to upgrade a client's drive, I need to be CERTIFIED by apple to get a drive for a client(or they won't sell it to me, just tell me screw off), and they have to pay crazy fees, screw that!
 
I REFUSE to upgrade these 2011 iMac's because of this, only the memory
 
Enough ranting
 
before I buy one, is there a workaround just yet?

Device:

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2428

Status:

open

Original post by: Nick ,

Title:

A way to use a non apple drive in one of these?

Text:

As we all know, I have a aging MacBook Pro from 2009, which I will admit is a solid computer in the end, but almost 4 years old in the end

I was looking into a new iMac 21.5''(27'' is too big, I have a 20'' monitor for my Linux PC too) and I knew about this HDD sensor bull where i will make my fans run at full speed with no help

Apple, !^!* off with this, i'm a freelance technican, this really @@^%!^ me off because if I want to upgrade a client's drive, I need to be CERTIFIED by apple to get a drive for a client(or they won't sell it to me, just tell me screw off), and they have to pay crazy fees, screw that!

I REFUSE to upgrade these 2011 iMac's because of this, only the memory

Enough ranting

before I buy one, is there a workaround just yet?

Device:

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2428

Status:

open