Late '15 27" iMac ssd update

jstrossner

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Mar 7, 2019
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Conway, AR
I have a 256Mb ssd in my current iMac. I purchased a 1Tb kit from Owc which arrived today. I opened up the iMac to install new drive and the hd bay is empty and no hd cable in sight. Can I still use the updated drive, or is this not possible? Thanks for any help!

Jeff
 
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theapplehead

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Dec 17, 2018
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
I have a 256Mb ssd in my current iMac. I purchased a 1Tb kit from Owc which arrived today. I opened up the iMac to install new drive and the hd bay is empty and no hd cable in sight. Can I still use the updated drive, or is this not possible? Thanks for any help!

Jeff
Think you meant to say 256GB. Not Mb. ;) Also, could your provide any pictures?
 

CoastalOR

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Jan 19, 2015
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Oregon, USA
I have a 256Mb ssd in my current iMac. I purchased a 1Tb kit from Owc which arrived today. I opened up the iMac to install new drive and the hd bay is empty and no hd cable in sight. Can I still use the updated drive, or is this not possible? Thanks for any help!
Jeff
If this is the kit you purchased:
https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/K27IM12HE1TB/

and your late 2015 27" iMac only had the 256 GB Flash storage then you will also need a SATA drive cable like this:
https://www.macpartservices.com/923-00664-cable-hard-drive-power-and-data-imac-27-late-2015.html

to install the OWC SATA SSD.

Here is some install guides:
https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iMac+Intel+27-Inch+Retina+5K+Display+SATA+Cable+Replacement/30536
https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/How+to+Add+An+SSD+To+The+27-Inch+iMac+(Late+2015)/67309