A1418 | EMC 2889 | Late 2015 | 1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 or 2.8 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5. Released October 13, 2015.

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replace hdd with ssd...?

is it possible to exchange the internal hdd with a proper ssd?

i know the RAM is not, which is a pitty...

thanks for the answers!

mijoto

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Given this is such a new system why don't you buy the system with the larger SSD already installed (PCIe vs SATA)? 3.1 GHz 21.5" iMac with 512 GB flash.

Then if you want to add in a better hard drive or a second SSD. Thats what I would do.

That way you get the benefits of ultra fast M.2 PCIe interface of the SSD blade drive which is now using NVM Express and then you can use the slower SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) for your second drive.

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As a quick answer, if you already own your iMac, yes you can swap the sluggish HD with a 6.0 Gb/s SSD.

It'll be waaaay faster !

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The read and write speeds of an SSD are faster than a standard HD but not near the transfer rating of SATA III so using PCIe won't gain speed. Certainly buying a new computer will speed up everything if that is what you need.

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