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DIY Bundle

1.0TB HDD Upgrade Kit
For All 2012 and later 21.5" iMac models

Complete Kit including Tools
and 1.0TB HGST Seagate BarraCuda
Upgrade with Confidence!
Improve Performance and Capacity
OWC's solution is the only on the market allowing a third-party SATA drive to be installed in your iMac. Everything you need to install a high capacity HDD in a 21.5" 2012 or later iMac.
SoftRAID Pre-Certified
For your convenience, the included drive has been SoftRAID pre-certified and formatted for use with the Mac OS.

1.0TB Seagate BarraCuda Specifications:


Form Factor
2.5-inch 7mm
Formatted Capacity2
Rotational Speed
7,200 RPM
Cache / Data Buffer
Manufacturer Model Number
RoHS Compliant


Height (max)
0.7 cm (0.3 in)
Width (max)
7.0 cm (2.8 in)
Length (max)
10.0 cm (4.0 in)
Weight (typical)
90.0 g (0.20 lbs)
Bytes per Sector


Contact Start-Stops
Nonrecoverable Read Errors
1 per 1014 bits read


Transfer Rate (Max)
up to 140MB/s


Read Power
Up to 1.9 Watts
Write Power
Up to 1.7 Watts
Idle Mode
Up to 0.45 Watts

Environmental (Operating)

400 G max at 2ms
Ambient Temperature (°F)
32°F to 140°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
0°C to 60°C
-304.8 m to 3,048 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000+ ft)

Environmental (Non-Operating)

1000 G max at 1ms
Ambient Temperature (°F)
-40°F to 158°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
-40°C to 70°C
-304.8 m to 12,192 m (-1000 ft to 40,000+ ft)


Idle (Typical)
2.0 bels
Seek (Typical)
2.4 bels


Mobile Storage
External Storage Systems
All-in-one PCs
Ultra-slim Desktop PCs
  1. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.
  2. In terms of standard gigabytes, 1GiB ≈ 1.074GB and refers to the actual formatted capacity of shown under Mac OS 10.5 or earlier and Microsoft Windows OS.
  3. Specific application environments such as temperature and duty cycle will affect the overall reliability rates.
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n YIMAC212H1.0 UPC#: 812437024357
This product is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
iMac Intel
iMac w/ Retina 4K display (21.5-inch Late 2015)
(October 2015)
Model ID:iMac16,2
3.1GHz i5, 3.3GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2015)
(October 2015)
Model ID:iMac16,1
1.6GHz i5, 2.8GHz i5
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2015)
(October 2015)
Model ID: iMac16,1 or iMac16,2
1.6GHz i5, 2.8GHz i5, 3.1GHz i5, 3.3GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2014)
(June 2014)
Model ID: iMac14,4
1.4GHz i5
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2013)
(September 2013)
Model ID: iMac14,3
2.9GHz i5 or 3.1GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2013)
(September 2013)
Model ID: iMac14,1
2.7GHz i5
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Early 2013)
(March 2013)
Model ID: iMac13,1
3.3GHz i3
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2012)
(October 2012)
Model ID: iMac13,1
2.7GHz i5 , 2.9GHz i5, 3.1GHz i7


  • (1) High-capacity HDD
  • (2) OWC 2-1/4" Suction Cup
  • (1) Torx T10 driver
  • (1) OWC Screen Removal Tool
  • (1) Nylon Pry Tool (Spudger)
  • (1) 21.5" iMac Adhesive tape set for proper display resealing
  • (1) OWC Blue Microfiber Screen Cleaning Cloth

NOTE: This kit contains consumable and/or one time use components and therefore is non-refundable if opened. If you have any concerns about your ability to perform the upgrade, you can return the unopened kit for a refund.


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