Model A1419 / Late 2012 / 2.9 & 3.2 GHz Core i5 or 3.4 GHz Core i7 Processor

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How do I know if my iMac can take a SSD?

I am unsure what type of HDD my iMac has. I am 99% sure it is not a SSD, based on performance. I do I know if I can replace current HDD with a SSD?

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Your mac will 100% will be able to take a ssd. The prices on them have dropped a lot in the last year and i would stick to a well know brand ie( samsung, sandisk) while buying one.

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I would review these two guides:

As you can see you have two very different interfaces. The blade SSD with uses a custom part and the standard 3.5" SATA drive. So the question is which way are you thinking here to add in the blade SSD or swapping out your current HD for a SSD?

Frankly, I would recommend sticking with the swap out of your current HD but that will limit you on how much storage you'll have as large SSD's are still very expensive. Getting a compatible blade SSD can be tricky here and it's a lot more work to get to within the system.

Lastly, here taking the display assembly off is very tricky if you don't do it correctly you can kill your display which would be an expensive mistake!

Maybe, you should think about getting an external Thunderbolt SSD RAID drive as you can get better throughput with it than the internal SATA drive.

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