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Hard Drive Upgrade gives Early 2009 new life

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My Problem

My early 2009 iMac was really lagging. I hated the ideas of buying a new one when most of the hardware was still in great shape. Therefore I decided to upgrade the hard drive to a solid state.

My Fix

Great! The performance has been fantastic and it really has given my computer and new life. Working slowly it took me about an hour and a half to replace the drive. The iFixit guide was very helpful.

My Advice

Make sure you have compressed air. When the LCD screen is removed it is a great opportunity to clean out some dust!

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