Is it possible to change the HDD for an SSD?
is it possible to change the 1 TB HDD for a normal SSD Drive (like an 2,5" Intel SSD)?
Model A1418 / Late 2012 / 2.7 & 2.9 GHz Core i5 or 3.1 GHz Core i7 Processor
according to this article the 27 inch models are here
but i think that the 21 inch is a better deal even though you have to remove the fan to change the ram
were as the 27 inch has ram slots in the back under the stand.
and the only tool you need to open it with is guitar picks so don't buy the heat gun or suction cups it is a wast of money! If you don't believe me look at this
The problem is not to open the iMac, and yes, I think there are no problems with an SSD instead of the built-in HDD, according to some experience on the web it will take about 10 minutes to open the iMac, take away the HDD, replace it with an SSD, and make it work.
The real "problem", is to replace the glue stick to close the iMac properly....
I'm going to buy this iMac, and I'm thinking about the "adventure" to replace the HDD with the SSD (like I did on my old Early 07 MBP... (and no, there are no fan spinning crazily or other problem caused by trim or not, and however there's an app called trim enabler...)... But I'm really "scared" about this thing of the glue sticks to replace the original glue...
I'm not sure you can...
I know that you can't go from HDD to FusionDrive, because your logic board is not equipped to accept SDD on this model when you buy it with HDD.
Sorry for the incomplete answer.. ;-(
Yes you can....
Kodawarisan had open the new iMac.
there is a slot to insert a strip SSD Apple even on the entry-level model that does not default, it will still find a way to get them or someone so this adapter connector to the SATA classic...
See opened iMac pictures from Kodawarisan
YES YOU CAN,
but we don't know if the fan will spin to out of control because of the fact that the sdd won't be from apple. so we might have to cut the fan wire from the sdd
and also the fact that apple does not enable trim for a third party sdd, so if you want the sdd to go to full potential for your new iMac
you have to download a third party software such as TRIM Enabler to activate it.
this is the sdd that I am putting in mine
Yes, it's possible! I just exchanged my HDD for a SSD (240Gb - PNY) and upgraded my imac dec2012 to 16G RAM! Just got very... veryyyy faster than before! First, install mavericks on the drive on a external bay. After that, i'll be set to exchange the devices! I bought a kit from OWC to open and close the imac! Filipe.
I have a late 2012 iMac 21.5" computer that had a 1TB 5400rpm drive that failed. I did a LOT of research on how to upgrade it. Honestly, there were no definite posts that you could. So let me tell you that it can be done. I swapped my existing drive with a Samsung 850 EVO 1TB SSD and it worked perfectly. The only issue was getting the screen removed from the casing. After additional research, I settled on my daugther's guitar pick. Although a bit tedious (I didn't want to crack the screen or damage any internal components), it worked perfectly.
Once the screen was removed, it was a quick four screws to change the drive. I had no issues with the fans (Apple has some proprietary thermal computer / drive connection). The computer works perfectly and is much, much faster than the old 5400RPM drive. For $350, I have a new, wicked fast computer that I'm very happy with.
@Roberto non ho visto l tua risposta... Scusa se ti rispondo tardi... No non ho trovato altri biadesivi più sottili, ma quello che ho su tiene benissimo. E' un biadesivo ad alta densità professionale, quindi tiene su qualsiasi cosa. L'unica cosa che non va è che è un pelino più spesso, ma davero, non si nota.
No way, that's crazy!
I decided to go the external route, which is safer as I don't void my iMac's chastity and if I need to get out quick I can just unplug the brain and take it with me!
I'm going with a StarTech Thunderbolt enclosure, which I am looking forward to!
Thanks for the help though!
I put the SSD card into an external case and connected it to the iMac cloned the internal drive to it and started up with the SSD and for ever have used the external as the startup drive the internal drive is on it’s last legs so I don’t even use it.