Question on SSD used in Fusion Drive of iMac

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  1. Fried Chicken macrumors 6502

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  2. forty2j macrumors 68030

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    It's a blade drive of the same style Apple uses in MBAs and rMBPs. You can get aftermarket versions from OWC.
     
  3. Fried Chicken thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, but would an mSATA SSD work in the iMac (or rMBP or MBA for that matter)?
     
  4. forty2j macrumors 68030

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    You can replace the HDD (not the blade SSD) in the 2012 iMacs with standard SSD drives rather painlessly. The rMBPs and MBAs have nowhere to put one.
     
  5. Fried Chicken thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, but could I put an mSATA SSD where the Blade SSD goes?
     
  6. flynz4 macrumors 68040

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    My understanding is that the apple blade SSD does not use the mSATA connector.

    /Jim
     
  7. forty2j macrumors 68030

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    No. Wrong connector and wrong size.
     
  8. itsLouieV macrumors regular

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    If its the same as the blade ssd in the other Mac lines, does that mean the size of the ssd on a fusion drive can be upgraded (if we so chose to be stupid enough to open them)
     
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    im hoping to be able to change the blade ssd for a higher capacity one.
     
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    You'd have to completely restore the system from backup, but yes.
     

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