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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Factory SSD Optioned, but can I add a HDD?

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I have a late 13 iMac that was originally optioned with the tiny 256gb PCIe ssd. While that is a benefit, I want to add a HHD in the stock location. Is that even possible?

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Yes, you can add in a traditional HD in your system. You'll need a few parts as Apple doesn't offer the SATA cable assembly, bracket & screws. In addition, you'll need this part: OWC In-line Digital Thermal Sensor for Hard Drive Upgrade for 27" iMacs 2012 and Later as well as a SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) 3.5" HD of your choice.

Here's the IFIXIT guide you'll need to follow: iMac Intel 27" EMC 2639 Hard Drive Replacement. If you've never opened one of the 'Thin Series' iMac's you may want to let someone with experience do the upgrade. If you do do it your self be very careful in taking the display assembly off. It don'esn't take much to damage it which would be an expensive mistake.

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