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Got my iMac 27" 2639 SSD Upgrade

Ahmed Lotfy -

iMac Intel 27" EMC 2546

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iMac Intel 27" EMC 2546 Adhesive Strips Replacement

30 minutes - 2 hours

Moderate

My Problem

To replace my 2639 iMac (27" late 2013) HDD with Samsung 850 PRO SSD

My Fix

It went smooth, thanks to iFixit guides, videos, and tools

My Advice

Take your time to plan and prepare for it, handle the screen with extra care, no need to completely remove the left speaker if you plan to replace the HDD; only moving it a little after unscrewing it will do the job.

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Heavy-Duty Spudger

$4.99

TR10 Torx Security Screwdriver Image
TR10 Torx Security Screwdriver

$6.99

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Plastic Cards

$2.99

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iMac Opening Wheel

$7.99

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iMac Service Wedge

$12.99

TR9 Torx Security Screwdriver Image
TR9 Torx Security Screwdriver

$6.99

iMac Intel 27" (2012-2017) Adhesive Strips Image
iMac Intel 27" (2012-2017) Adhesive Strips

$19.99

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One Comment

Hi Ahmed, I have a question. Did you need to change any cables for the ssd upgrade? I installed the 850 EVO myself with success but black magic gives me subpar writing speeds (about 250 I think). I wonder if it needs a different sata cable

Dennis Klampanis - Reply