Model A1419 / EMC 2806 / Late 2014 or Mid 2015. 3.3 or 3.5 GHz Core i5 or 4.0 GHz Core i7 (ID iMac15,1); EMC 2834 late 2015 / 3.3 or 3.5 GHz Core i5 or 4.0 GHz Core i7 (iMac17,1) All with Retina 5K displays

205 Questions View all

Can I replace my SATA Hard Drive with a SSD?


I saw the video online shows that the hard drive can be replace by another hard drive.

My question is, can I put connect the SSD instead of an ATA Hard Drive?

Do I need to get another cable for this move?


Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 0
Add a comment

1 Answer

Chosen Solution

Yes its possible, You'll need a 2.5" to 3.5" frame for the SSD as well as a special cable to deal with the loss of the thermal sensor which OWC makes: OWC In-line Digital Thermal Sensor for Hard Drive Upgrade for 27" iMacs 2012 and Later.

I must warn you the newer 'Thin Series' are harder to open and require social tools. If you don't use the correct tools and take your time you can damage the display.

If you have a Fusion Drive setup, you'll need to break it first before installing the new SSD.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 3
Add a comment

Add your answer

ian Chen will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 0

Past 30 Days: 0

All Time: 244