On 2017-11-09 07:49, nospam wrote: > > meanwhile, the rest of the world wants to do actual work, not open > up their computer and swap parts all day long. The usual asshat reply from nospam. People don't "swap parts all day long". They do it when needed from time to time. When a drive is failing, failed or not large enough it is trivial to remove and replace. About 10 minutes with most desktops. On a current iMac it can easily take an hour or more. Tedious. And no reason to make it so difficult other than the Apple aesthetic.