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

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How to replace the stock hard drive with apple certified SSHD?

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thanks for a really good resource of info about apple products. I found this iMac Intel 27" EMC 2429 Hard Drive Replacement

My question is simple. I don't want to heat my iMac and hear it roaring. So if I buy this seagate https://eshop.macsales.com/item/Seagate/...

and follow your guide is it gonna work smoothly ?

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FYI - Both drives are Seagate 3.5" SSHD's

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For either you'll need this: OWC In-line Digital Thermal Sensor for iMac 2011 Hard Drive Upgrade. I don't recommend using software over-rides as time has proven they don't work as well and if misused damage your system.

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Dan hi, I found out that I have the mid-2010 iMac. It means I need the termal sensor cable for 2010, right ? like that one https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/DIDI...

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Correct! You'll need the 2010 version.

I also corrected your posting so it now reflects the correct model. Here's the IFIXIT guide you'll need to follow: iMac Intel 27" EMC 2390 Hard Drive Replacement

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replaced SSHD, works good so far. btw what is the "optimal" Mac OS for iMac 2010 ?

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I would go with the latest the system can support - macOS Sierra 10.12.x

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