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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Upgrade 256ssd boot drive to 512gb ssd.

I have a mid year 2013 27iMac - which came with a 256gb ssd system drive and a 2tb Sata hard drive. All Apps and boot partition are on the ssd. I am running out of system space on the ssd. Want to upgrade the ssd to 512ssd. Possible?

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Sadly, not really.

While one can physically replace the SSD unit, Apple as well as 3rd parties have not offered a new replacement SSD unit.

Here's the IFIXIT guide to get to the SSD: iMac Intel 27" EMC 2546 SSD Replacement. As you can see you need to take most everything out to even get to it. The other thing here its quite easy to damage the display just opening the system if you don't follow the steps correctly as well as use the correct tools. Here's what a damaged display looks like: Thick black stripe on iMac screen after attempting HDD to SSD swap.

So unless you can find an Apple SSD to replace yours with (used), have the skills & tools, you might find selling yours and buying another system that meets your needs just easier and cheaper in the long haul.

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