Model A1419 / Late 2013 / 3.2 & 3.4 GHz Core i5 or 3.5 GHz Core i7 Processor, ID iMac14,2

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Test Run after Upgrade

iMac late 2013 27"

Common sense says to test run the iMac after a HD replacement with a SSHD. Needless to say w/o the adhesive strips being finally bonded to the LCD. It clearly makes sense to do that in the flat/horizontal position. Are there any issues with running the iMac in this configuration? Vibration, cooling etc.?

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Yes, it should be tested but lets talk first about how you prepared the drive. Has it been formatted? Are you just dropping an off-the shelf drive in? How do you plan to transfer your data. Did the old drive fail?

Was the old drive a 3TB?

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Yes sir is is 1 TB as the new SSHD is 0.959 TB. I intend to do a carbon clone (CCC) copy via USB to the SSHD (on an external drive) from the iMac current/old drive so that it SHOULD boot immediately after the install. I just thought it best to test that transfer has been successful and all connectors secure before removing the adhesive strip. My only concern is will the fan/heatsink/vibration work satisfactorily in the horizontal position for the test?



@n19947 Dick, sounds like the old is still working, good. Hook up the new drive via your external USB connection. Run Disk Utilities and format the drive GUID, go ahead and give it one partition to make sure. Mac Extended. If you are booted from the repair partition of the old drive you can then install a clean system so the drive gets both the system and the repair partition. If you just clone you lose the repair partition. You can now use Migration assistant to move your data. Gives you a better install, cleaner, newer and helps with any old stuff that has been downloaded and installed that may slow your machine down.


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