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

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What size Hard Drive do I replace the existing one with.

Can you tell me what size or type of drive I need to replace what I have. That would be greatly appreciated.

If you could point me to a cheap one on Amazon the is around 256 GB that would be very helpful.

It would go into my 21.5" iMac that is around 2013 or 14.

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Here are the specs for your Mac:

Given that you are looking for a "cheap" one on Amazon, I'm going to assume you are not looking to replace a Fusion Drive setup.

Essentially, you want a 2.5" drive with a SATA III 6 Gb/s connection. So you can search wherever you want for the best deal. I've provided a couple of examples below.

Cheap Option: For a regular 250GB HDD:

Performance Option: If you want to spend a little more money for a 250GB SSD (recommended):

Use this iFixit Repair Guide to help with the replacement: iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2638 Hard Drive Replacement


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If you are going to be opening up that computer it would be well worth it to replace the existing hard drive with a solid state drive! Just make sure you have all of the pieces to do so: SSD, and adhesive strips.


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