Model A1419 / Late 2012 / 2.9 & 3.2 GHz Core i5 or 3.4 GHz Core i7 Processor, ID iMac13,2

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Best SSD blade for my iMac 27 late 2012

Please which SSD blade is the best one, fast and functional for my iMac 27 late 2012 Thank's

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There are three different sized blades made by OWC listed on this page for your machine, your choice may be about how deep your pockets are:

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@mayer - He wanted the fastest ;-} The OWC blade SSD's are a bit slower. But! they are more readily available.


@danj I've tried to buy a few blades from apple. Bend over and grab your ankles and brace yourself ;=)


@mayer - Yes! Very expensive! The exchange price is better, but you need to be an authorized service center for the discount and it only helps when you are facing a bad one, not adding.


@danj Then most of the ASPs require that they do the installation and that's another $300.


@mayer - Yep! Can't win if you go that route. Best to do a bit of googling to find a junker. As Apple has moved on to a different design in the newest models, we should start seeing some OEM parts hitting the market place.


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If you are talking about the PCIe blade SSD Apple uses, you have no choices as Apple uses a custom design.

Apple does not offer it as a replacement part only as an exchange, so you'll need to find one from a parts system.

You might want to think this through as opening the newer 'Thin series' systems are a bear!If you don't use the proper tools and techniques you can damage the display which would be an expensive Opps!

Here is the IFIXIT guide you'll need to follow: iMac Intel 27" EMC 2546 SSD Replacement

If you currently have a Fusion Drive config you'll need to first break the fusion drive set first, following this guide: How to split up a Fusion Drive

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If you know wich Apple Blade SSD i should search please give me more information Thank's


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