2012 27" iMac SSD Questions

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Will/\, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. Will/\ macrumors member

    Dec 25, 2012

    I bought a 2012 27" iMac last christmas and I ordered it with 1tb hard drive. I was wondering if this came with the pcie SSD blade connector. I wasn't sure if it wouldn't be included as standard. If it is there and being unused, I was thinking about opening it and adding a blade SSD. Is this possible or will the connector not have been built in?

    Many thanks,
  2. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
    27" iMacs do indeed have a Blade port for an SSD and a standard 3.5" hard drive bay. One thing to note is that if a new drive is installed into the 3.5" bay the fan will run full speed unless controlled by a third party fan control software when booted in OS X.
  3. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040


    Aug 8, 2007
    Takamatsu, Japan
    The 2012 iMac does have a blade SSD but not PCIe. PCIe SSDs were introduced with the Late 2013 (Haswell) iMac.

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