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A1418 | EMC 2889 | Late 2015 | 1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 or 2.8 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5. Released October 13, 2015.

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What do I need to purchase if I want to replace the HDD with an SSD?

Looking to replace the HDD in my iMac with an SSD. I have an SSD on hand but want to know do I need to purchase anything such as a temp sensor? I know older models needed some after market temp sensor otherwise the fan would run at 100% all the time. Is this still the same with this model or am I able to replace it without purchasing a sensor? What else would be recommended to make this process easier? I know I will need the little cutter that ifixit sells and some new adheasive. Any recommendations are also welcome.

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Here’s the guide iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2889 Hard Drive Replacement

You don’t need any thermal sensor for your system, But I strongly commend you get the tools and sundry items listed out here iMac Intel 21.5" (Late 2012-2019) SSD Upgrade Kit And make sure you follow the guide to the letter using the special cutter wheel as many people have damaged their display using the wrong tools.

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