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1TB 2.5in SATA 6GB/s Solid-State Drive Crucial MX500 SSD and installation

Brand: Crucial

Part No: UA1880

Specification: 2.5in SATA 6GB/s Solid-State Drive

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4.9


Buy this one item and you can drop your iMac to our Pymble office and we install a 1tb Crucial SSD. Service includes new OSX or clone your current drive. Price includes everything: SSD, adhesive strips and labour.

If you are happy with your iMac and you just need some more speed, then this upgrade is all you need. Putting a SSD in your iMac is like giving it a new lease on life. Everything will be snappy again, programs load faster, and there is no more beach ball of doom (the coloured spinning ball).

Upgradeable has an Apple technician inhouse every Thursday. Buying this item you can drop your iMac at our Pymble office before Thursday, and collect it Friday morning with an SSD installed (same day can be arranged). We can clone your current drive, which means we copy everything on your current drive onto the new SSD, so there is no reinstalling of software, it boots up just like when you gave it to us, but just a lot faster!! If you want to start fresh, we can install your choice of OSX on the new SSD and hand you the old drive when you collect your iMac.

This service includes everything. Labour to install, the adhesive strips to reattach screen, the cloning or software install service plus the 1tb drive! If you want a smaller or different drive, please call our team on 02 9391 5200 and we can tailor an installation package for you.

Service for these models

All 21.5 inch iMacs from 2012 to 2017. Model ids: iMac13,1, iMac14,1, iMac14,3, iMac16,1, iMac16,2, iMac18,1 iMac18,2
27 inch iMac 2017 only (this was the first 27 inch that does not require the bracket becasue it has a 2.5 inch drive standard. Model id: iMac18,3

Frequently asked questions

Why does a SSD speed up my iMac?
It is not the raw speed of the SSD, it is how it works. Your current hard drive is like a record player. Your data is written on platters, there is a arm that floats over those platters to find the data and send it to the CPU to process. The end result is the hard drive cant keep up, and the CPU is idling waiting for the data and gives you the beach ball. A SSD is non mechanical, it is flash chips, like the SD card in your camera. This means the data is in a spreadsheet, the computer knows where all the data is instantanously. When the CPU asks, the SSD delivered. It is like opening a freeway to your CPU. Now the CPU can start performing the way it was designed to do. No more roadblocks = faster iMac. 

When can I drop off my iMac?
Our technician works every Thursday. You can drop off your iMac anytime, has to be before Thursday. A Thursday morning drop off is ok.

Can your tech do other software or hardware work? 
Please call our team on 02 93915200 to discuss any additional work.

What is the warranty? 
Warranty on the labour was 12 months but we have increased it to 3 years, same as the Crucial SSD warranty! This means if you ever have to claim the warranty (replace a faulty drive in the first three years) it is free, you dont have to pay for the labour again. Warranty on the SSD is 3 years.

Is this upgrade compatible with my computer?

We guarantee our memory is 100% compatible with your computer. How can we make such a bold claim? It is combination of quality product, vast industry knowledge and experience and the Upgradeable system we built to help customers find an upgrade for their specific computer.

You may have noticed our website is different from any other. It is not your typical eCommerce web shop. We do not get a list of products and categorise them, making you do all the work = which is the best upgrade? Our website is a configurator. We have taken all guess work out of buying an upgrade. Our technicians and engineers match the right memory upgrade to every computer we list. We do this in a unique way, which is the Upgradeable secret sauce. Our history and experience is in designing and manufacturing of computer components. In fact, in 1990's we were the first company to make a third party memory module in Australia at The Research Park, Bond University in Queensland. We have condensed all that experience into a system that rates a components quality. If it meets Upgradeable's stringent quality guidelines, then we list it as an available upgrade. That is why we can offer a lifetime warranty, and fast delivery. Who loses if it is not compatible? We do because we pay for the shipping charges and you get a full refund or advanced replacement!

Our goal is to delivery the right upgrade the first time. Look at our reviews, they say we deliver on what we promise.

Capacity: 1 TB Crucial MX500 SSD and installation
 
Type 2.5in SATA 6GB/s Solid-State Drive
Port SATA
Speed 530MB/s read, 510MB/s write
Average Customer Rating:
4.9 (10 customer reviews)
Upgradeable 1TB module
How happy were you with your purchase?: 4/5
How well did we keep you informed about your order?: 4/5
How likely would you recommend us with a colleague or friend?: 4/5

Reviewer: Richard Baird
Jun. 27, 2019


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How happy were you with your purchase?: 5/5
How well did we keep you informed about your order?: 4/5
How likely would you recommend us with a colleague or friend?: 5/5

Reviewer: Steve Landers
Jun. 26, 2019


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How happy were you with your purchase?: 5/5
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How likely would you recommend us with a colleague or friend?: 5/5

Reviewer: Bailey Gilroy
Jun. 26, 2019


Couldn't be better
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How happy were you with your purchase?: 5/5
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Reviewed Anonymously
Jun. 26, 2019
Couldn't be better


The phone support I got before the purchase was excellent and facilitated my decision to go ahead and purchase the ssd drive, additional memory and new battery. It was pretty straightforward to instal and all is working extremely well.
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How happy were you with your purchase?: 5/5
How well did we keep you informed about your order?: 5/5
How likely would you recommend us with a colleague or friend?: 5/5

Reviewer: Al Warters
Jun. 24, 2019
The phone support I got before the purchase was excellent and facilitated my decision to go ahead and purchase the ssd drive, additional memory and new battery. It was pretty straightforward to instal and all is working extremely well.


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How happy were you with your purchase?: 5/5
How well did we keep you informed about your order?: 5/5
How likely would you recommend us with a colleague or friend?: 5/5

Reviewer: Trevor Hunter
May. 30, 2019


I purchased an SSD upgrade to my MacBook Pro with little to no knowledge of hardware upgrades and installations. James walked me through step by step over the phone and then when the installation didn’t work James spent hours on finding a solution to my one off problem. He was extremely professional and understanding and I can’t thank him enough for quickly coming up with a solution and helping me get my computer back up and running. I would highly recommend not only the product but also their service Thanks again James!
Upgradeable 1TB module
How happy were you with your purchase?: 5/5
How well did we keep you informed about your order?: 5/5
How likely would you recommend us with a colleague or friend?: 5/5

Reviewer: Ethan Miller
May. 21, 2019
I purchased an SSD upgrade to my MacBook Pro with little to no knowledge of hardware upgrades and installations. James walked me through step by step over the phone and then when the installation didn’t work James spent hours on finding a solution to my one off problem. He was extremely professional and understanding and I can’t thank him enough for quickly coming up with a solution and helping me get my computer back up and running. I would highly recommend not only the product but also their service Thanks again James!


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How happy were you with your purchase?: 4/5
How well did we keep you informed about your order?: 5/5
How likely would you recommend us with a colleague or friend?: 4/5

Reviewer: Gavin Van Der Wath
May. 17, 2019


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How happy were you with your purchase?: 5/5
How well did we keep you informed about your order?: 5/5
How likely would you recommend us with a colleague or friend?: 5/5

Reviewer: Mary E Wedick
May. 17, 2019


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How happy were you with your purchase?: 5/5
How well did we keep you informed about your order?: 5/5
How likely would you recommend us with a colleague or friend?: 5/5

Reviewer: Alison Payne
May. 17, 2019


Lifetime Warranty

All RAM upgrades supplied by Upgradeable have a lifetime warranty.
Our definition of lifetime warranty is: If the product ceases to work at anytime, you can return it for a replacement. Simple. No if's, no but's. Our RAM will out last your computer. We have had the same warranty since year 2000. It has never varied or been modified. Our competitors have played catch up and matched our warranty but they can never match our service. We don't provide a lifetime warranty as a gimmick, it is a statement on the values of our company, our goal of exceptional customer service and the quality of the products we supply.

Five year SSD warranty (3 year OWC Aura)
Unlike RAM, an SSD has limited write cycles, so it will eventually wear out. The Crucial MX500 is rated to last 360TB of write cycles. You would have to write 200GB every day for five years to wear it out! The new warranty for the MX500 SSD is five years. Our faulty SSD return policy is to make it as simple as possible for the customer. We will replace faulty drives as soon as they are returned. Please note older Crucial drives have a 3 year warranty and some OWC Aura SSD drives we sell have a 3 year warranty. The new Aura Pro X has a 5 year warranty.

14 Day Money Back Guarantee
When we started Upgradeable, we needed to assure customers our RAM would make a difference. What if the RAM upgrade did not speed up your computer? The answer is you can return the memory for a full refund. We chose 14 days because we thought that was a reasonable time frame. We have never refused a refund that has been a reasonable time past 14 days, such as 21 days or 30 days. If you are not happy with the RAM upgrade, we don't want to make your day worse by saying no to a refund. In fact, everything we list we stock, so if you dont want it, we restock it. This is a point in difference to most Kingston resellers. They don't stock the product, they are selling from someone else's warehouse. Which is why they don't like refunds.

Our money back guarantee is about your assurance that the RAM will make a difference. If is not about how many days, it is about customer service and trust. We have had the same guarantees for 18 years because they are sustainable. We plan to be here servicing our customers for more than the next 18 years!

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Free installation guide with every order

The Upgradeable installation booklet is a professionaly produced 8 page guide, printed exclusively for Upgradeable customers. It outlines the best installation steps for desktop and notebook computers. There is an easy reference, on the inside front page, to all our support phone numbers. We provide a checklist to follow before you start your installation.

Our guide is designed to help you through an easy upgrade procedure. It is included in every order, you don't need to ask for it, it is part of our service

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