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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Does my iMac EMC 2546 both have a HDD and SSD

Hello I have an iMac I want to switch from HDD to SDD.

One thing I do not understand. If my iMac is born with a HDD does it also have a SDD on the back of the logic board. Serial: C02JXKEVDNCV

- Kevin

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Hey Kevin,

It depends on if the iMac was configured with an SSD, Fusion drive, or HDD. If it was configured with an SSD or Fusion drive, then there is a candy-bar style PCIe SSD on the back of your logic board. If the iMac was configured to have an HDD, then there is only a 3.5" HDD on the left side of your logic board.

Also, in OS X, you can open the System Information application and see if there is any entry for 'Apple SSD'.

You can certainly replace this HDD with a standard 2.5" SATA SSD, but I'd recommend a 3.5" bracket so that it doesn't lay in the housing free-floating.

Hope this helps,


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Hey Adam,

Thanks for the quick reply. Now it makes sense, thank you!

- Kevin


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