Model A1419 / Late 2012 / 2.9 & 3.2 GHz Core i5 or 3.4 GHz Core i7 Processor, ID iMac13,2

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Stock Dual HD setup, SSD blade upgrade?

I have the 3.4 i7 27" imac with the Dual HD setup (at purchase).....256GB Blade SSD with the 2TB HDD. Anyone ever seen the SSD inside before? i know it's the blade, but what interface? was it PCI-E, Sata, MSata,?

Im looking to upgrade to a larger SSD, but really only want to have to take this thing apart once.

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AFAIK there is no 3rd party provider of Blade SSDs to fit these and other Blade models because they use a proprietary interface.

OWC usually is the first to identify and offer such upgrades. I see none at their site.

FWIW should a Blade SSD become available it looks to be a daunting and time consuming process to replace it.

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If it's the 2011 model that you are referring to, then it doesn't have a blade SSD. The SSD installed is a 2.5" SATA III that is mounted behind the Optical drive. They didn't start using the bladed SSD's on iMac's until the 2012 model.

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