27" iMac late 2012 HDD to SSD?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Will/\, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. Will/\ macrumors member

    Dec 25, 2012
    Hi, just wondering if it is possible to replace the hdd in the 27" iMac late 2012 for a ssd. I was wondering because I didn't order a fusion drive?
  2. vingi macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2012
  3. snugja macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2006
  4. jmcgeejr macrumors 6502


    Oct 7, 2010
    Seattle, WA
    I know it's a first world problem but I am debating on taking mine into an apple store and seeing if they will put in their $1300 768ssd for me, I got just the regular 1TB drive and it's setup nicely, and right now I am booting off thunderbolt for my ssd for osx, I use the 1tb for windows 7 (200GB) as well as time machine (800GB). It works, but I want all of my stuff to just be internal.
  5. snugja macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2006
    If you can afford it, go with the SSD. No warranty issues in the future, and no potentially severed cables. Learned my lesson the hard way a long time ago with upgrading a macbook pro myself. Never again.

    I got the SSD. It's awesome.

    If you can return it, that might be the best option. You'll probably have to wait even longer for an iMac, but it'd be worth it. I bootcamp as well on my imac, and the SSD has proven nice.
  6. Will/\ thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 25, 2012
    Thanks guys, wondering whether apple store would upgrade it in the future?

    Anyway won't upgrade it yet. Just gonna enjoy it first. :)
  7. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2009
    Folsom, CA
    Apple stores will NOT do this, however some AASP's will.
  8. Will/\ thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 25, 2012
    Sorry, what are AASP's?
  9. Will/\ thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 25, 2012
  10. MacLabTech macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2014
    North Carolina
    iMac Upgrade

    I have the same model iMac that I just installed an SSD on a bracket kit above the HDD.

    Here is a link to the post I made about it:

    Here are the pictures I took of the install:

    I'm using the 250GB SSD for Windows 8.1 so I can play Battlefield4 (totally worth it). Only issue I'm having is the fan speed in OSX boot. It's not running on full but a halfway (1600 RPM). I think I've found a solution and if it works I'll add to my original post about it.

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