On 2017-11-09 08:51, Whisky-dave wrote: > On Thursday, 9 November 2017 13:44:50 UTC, Alan Browne wrote: >> 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. > > And most people don;t have desktops and even if they do an external > drive can be plugged in and used in far less than 10 mins and without > the use of any tools. Sub optimal performance, however. Although with newer serial interfaces, less so. IAC I suspect my next Mac will be 100% SSD. > >> >> 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. > > Which lots of people prefer otherwise they'd be buying PC desktops > wouldn't they. I'm on my 2nd iMac (and have various Macbooks/Airs here and at work). I replaced the HD in less than an hour on the first one. Under warranty. It was too much hassle to go through the Apple repair service. (evaluation, estimate, repair: 5 - 10 business days. Screw that). 2nd iMac I'd budget 2 hours and I'd have iFixIt send me the gasket kit first. When I had PC's (including laptops) it took 10 - 15 minutes. Tops. Did that many times over the years. The fact that my iMac has a very thin bezel and looks nifty actually contributes nothing to what it does for me as a computer. Since they located the HD near the back shell it would have been trivial to have a port there that could be opened. But they don't. (They do for RAM). That said I don't see ever going back to a Windows PC. Linux as a desktop environment is a disaster. I could rebel and load Mac OS on a high end PC, but that brings a maintenance "load" with it best left by the side of the road.