Model A1418 / Late 2013 / 2.7 & 2.9 GHz Core i5 or 3.1 GHz Core i7 Processor

96 Questions View all

additional ssd in the a1418 late 2013?

I would like to know if possible to have the original hdd and an additional SSD (as primary) installed in the imac 21.5 late 2013 (14,1), model A1418?

and if yes, what kind of mounting bracket and cales requred?

thank you

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 0
Add a comment
Mac RAM Kits
Speed up your Mac. Max out its memory.
Mac RAM Kits
Get more memory out of your Mac.

1 Answer

Chosen Solution

Sadly, you are between a rock and a hard place.

First the newer 'Thin Series' iMacs are a bear to open.

Second, if you didn't get a system with a SSD, adding one requires taking just about everything out as the M.2 SSD slot Is on the back side of the logic board.

Here's the IFIXIT guide to do it if you are up to it: iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2638 SSD Replacement. Make sure you have the correct tools as many people have damaged the display unit just in the process of taking it off. You will also need a set of adhesive strips to put it back. Also make sure you follow proper ESD precautions as well!

Was this answer helpful?

Score 1
Add a comment

Add your answer

Laszlo Varga will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 2

Past 30 Days: 17

All Time: 858