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Instructional Video: Upgrade the Hard Drive in a 2012-Current 21.5″ or 27″ iMac

The Rocket Yard and have long encouraged the do it yourself philosophy when it comes to upgrading your devices. And with our extensive catalog of instructional videos, we make it simple for almost anyone to perform the upgrades they need themselves.

Related: Replacing the Hard Drive Cable in a 15″ 2010-2011 MacBook Pro

We are always working hard to expand our catalog of step-by-step instructional videos, and recently we added videos for 21.5-inch and 27-inch 2012-current iMacs owners.

For instructions on how to replace the 3.5-inch hard drive in a 27-inch 2012-current iMac or the 2.5-inch hard drive in a 21.5-inch 2012-current iMac, simply watch the videos below. Note: These installations are advanced and professional installation is recommended. 

2012-Current 27-inch iMac

2012-Current 21.5-inch iMac

For more videos on how to upgrade your iMac or other Mac model, be sure to visit our Install Video page!

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  • I used this video to upgrade my 2008 iMac and swapped out the existing HD for a. new solid state drive. It took about 45 minutes – mostly due to nerves – but the drive has. It has been performing faultlesly for about 3 years @ a huge increase in performance.