Yesterday German tech blog iFun.de published information according to which, solid state drives, a new 27-inch iMac is soldered directly to the motherboard, making it impossible to replace them. Today, the online resource MacRumors has received access to the internal document for technicians of Apple, which partially refutes this information.
In the Apple document indicates that the drive is indeed attached to the motherboard and cannot be removed. However, this applies only to configurations with 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB of permanent storage. Complete with 4 – and 8-TB of storage data the drive is still connected to the connector on the motherboard and can be replaced if necessary.
Apple stresses on the fact that the SSD and the motherboard are connected together to implement hardware data encryption. Therefore, when the motherboard is replaced, all user data will be irretrievably lost. Because of this, Apple recommends that you regularly create backup copies of important documents.
Recall that the fourth Aug iMac equipped with Intel processors tenth generation, up to 10-core high-performance AMD Radeon graphics Pro 5000 series, up to 128 GB DDR4 RAM. They can also boast of a new front camera and the display with support for True Tone and nanotextures.