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Just so were clear here you are swapping out the HD for a SSD correct?
 
First you will encounter issues with the built-in thermal sensor and the new thin designed '12 & '13 models use a unitized power & SATA connector so you might have issues fitting the connector on to your SSD.
 
I would strongly recommend you look at adding the SSD via the dedicated SSD connector on the logic board Vs swapping out the HD. [guide|15758|IFIXIT guide to replace or install a SSD unit]
 
With all of the said here is the procedure for replacing the HD use it to take your current HD out and just use your SSD instead of the HD. [guide|15796|IFIXIT guide to replace HD]
 
Again, I don't think you want to do this!!
== Update ==
 
Here's a good writeup on the differences of the '12 & '13 models [http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/imac-aluminum-tapered-edge-faq/how-to-upgrade-imac-hard-drive-aluminum-2012-2013.html|"Tapered Edge" Aluminum iMac Q&A]

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Original post by: Dan ,

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Just so were clear here you are swapping out the HD for a SSD correct?

First you will encounter issues with the built-in thermal sensor and the new thin designed '12 & '13 models use a unitized power & SATA connector so you might have issues fitting the connector on to your SSD.

I would strongly recommend you look at adding the SSD via the dedicated SSD connector on the logic board Vs swapping out the HD. [guide|15758|IFIXIT guide to replace or install a SSD unit]

With all of the said here is the procedure for replacing the HD use it to take your current HD out and just use your SSD instead of the HD. [guide|15796|IFIXIT guide to replace HD]

Again, I don't think you want to do this!!

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