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Model A1418 / Late 2013 / 2.7 & 2.9 GHz Core i5 or 3.1 GHz Core i7 Processor

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Replacing HD for SSD

Hey - I’m looking at replacing the 1TB HD in my EMC2638/A1418 iMac (i7) with a faster SSD. I have openend up loads of iMacs for various reasons so I know how hard it is and how careful you need to be.

I have recently replaced the HDs in a few Mac Book Pros and I used Hynix SL300/SL308 500GB for this and they have been great. I plan to put the same drive into the iMac however I am unsure if I will need a temperature sensor? I did not need one for the mac Book Pros (fans run normally) - do i definitely need one for the imac? also do i need to setup TRIM? I seem to recall reading somewhere that the Hynix drive doesn’t need it. Thanks!

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that you will not need the thermal sensor adapter on this machine:

https://eshop.macsales.com/upgrades/imac... appears

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2638 Hard Drive Replacement

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It is already a 2.5 inch form factor, so swapping in a 2.5 inch SSD is reasonably easy, once you get all the adhesive separated with the plastic pizza cutter wheel, and carefully remove the lcd/screen combo. If you break this assembly, replacements are currently only available from China directly, and are expensive. I would really consider a thunderbolt external drive instead.

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