Model A1312 / Mid 2010 / 3.2 GHz Core i3 or 2.8 & 3.6 GHz Core i5 or 2.93 GHz Core i7, ID iMac11,3

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SSHD Seagate 2tb on iMac 2010

Hello, it's possibile replace the iMac HD with an SSHD Drive such

as the model in object? Any issue?

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First here's the IFIXIT guide you should follow: iMac Intel 27" EMC 2390 Hard Drive Replacement.

Make sure the drive you get is able to run at SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) which is the limit of this system. So far only Seagate makes a SSHD that works in this series Seagate SSHD. Review the data sheet here: Desktop SSHD.

You should also make sure the systems firmware is up to date before you start. Follow this Apple T/N: About EFI and SMC firmware updates for Intel-based Mac computers

Most likely you'll need to address the thermal sensor issue as Apple used the internal drive sensor the manufactures used for diagnostics which use different contacts depending on the drive you currently have. The easiest way is to use this: OWC In-line Digital Thermal Sensor for iMac 2009-2010 Hard Drive Upgrade or if you are lucky your current drive is a Seagate so it has the correct header for the new Seagate SSHD drive.

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