Replacing HDD late 2012 27"?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Tanax, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. Tanax macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    How easy/difficult is it to replace the HDD for an SSD in the new 27" iMac's? I've tried searching for it but found no results at all.
     
  2. Jeantro macrumors member

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    it's better to use an external SSD disk with usb 3 or thunderbolt
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Unglue the glass, remove the screen, replace the HDD. ifixit has some info on the teardown. External drive either USB3 or TBolt should be just as fast.
     
  4. Tanax thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks guys. I was actually trying to decide if it would be worth it to get the Fusion drive 1TB or a regular 1TB and upgrade it to a 256GB SSD and have the 1TB as external. Fusion drive price is quite hefty when comparing to regular SSD's + external storage solutions.
     

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