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3.0TB HDD Upgrade Kit
For All 2012 and later 27" iMac models

Complete Kit including Thermal Sensor, Tools
and 3.0TB Toshiba DT01ACA Series HDD
Upgrade with Confidence!
Improve Performance and Capacity
OWC's in-line solution is the only hardware digital thermal sensor on the market allowing a third-party SATA drive to be installed in your iMac. A convenient, plug-and-play cable, the In-line Digital Thermal Sensor eliminates fan noise and maintains proper system fan control through the iMac's System Management Controller. This innovative device is designed specifically for the iMac, requires no software hacks and ensures compatibility with Apple's built-in diagnostic processes.

3.0TB Toshiba DT01ACAxx Series Specifications:

Specifications

Form Factor
3.5″ HDD
Interface
SATA 6GB/s
Capacity1
3.0TB
Formatted Capacity2
2790GiB
Rotational Speed
7,200 RPM
Cache / Data Buffer
64MB
Manufacturer Model Number
HDKPC08
RoHS Compliant
Yes
Format

Physical

Height (max)
26.1mm (1.03″)
Width (max)
101.6mm (4.00″)
Length (max)
147mm (5.79″)
Weight (typical)
680g (1.499 lbs.)

Reliability3

Contact Start-Stops
300,000
Warranty
2 Years Toshiba Warranty

Performance

Transfer Rate (Max)
6 Gb/sec
Track-to-track Seek
0.5ms

Power

Read Power
6.4 Watts
Write Power
6.4 Watts
Idle Mode
5.2 Watts
Standby Mode
1.0 Watts
Sleep Mode
1.0 Watts

Environmental (Operating)

Shock
70 G max at 2ms
Ambient Temperature (°F)
32°F to 107°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
0°C to 42°C
Vibration
0.67 G, with 5 - 500 Hz
Altitude
-304.8 m to 3,048 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000+ ft)

Environmental (Non-Operating)

Shock
300 G max at 2ms
Ambient Temperature (°F)
-40°F to 158°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
-40°C to 70°C
Vibration
1.04 G, with 2 - 200 Hz
Altitude
-304.8 m to 12,192 m (-1000 ft to 40,000+ ft)

Acoustics

Idle (Typical)
2.7 bels
Seek (Typical)
2.8 bels
  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 YIMAC272H3.0 UPC#: 812437024395

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Install Video

This product is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 5K display
(27-inch Mid 2017)
(June 2017)
Model ID:iMac18,3
3.4GHz i5, 3.5GHz i5, 3.8GHz i5, 4.2GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 5K display
(27-inch Late 2015)
(October 2015)
Model ID:iMac17,1
3.2GHz i5, 3.3GHz i5, 4.0GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 5K display
(27-inch Mid 2015)
(May 2015)
Model ID: iMac15,1
3.3GHz i5, 3.5GHz i5, 4.0GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 5K display
(27-inch Late 2014)
(October 2014)
Model ID: iMac15,1
3.5GHz i5, 4.0GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Late 2013)
(September, 2013)
Model ID: iMac14,2
3.2GHz i5, 3.4GHz i5, 3.5GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Late 2012)
(October 2012)
Model ID: iMac13,2
2.9GHz i5, 3.2GHz i5, 3.4GHz i7

Includes

  • (1) High-capacity HDD
  • (1) OWC In-line Digital Thermal Sensor Cable
  • (2) OWC 2-1/4" Suction Cup
  • (1) Torx T10 driver
  • (1) Torx T8 driver
  • (1) 27" iMac Adhesive tape set for proper display resealing
  • (1) Nylon Pry Tool (Spudger)
  • (1) OWC Screen Removal Tool
  • (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.

Warranty

The best warranty is one you never have to use - but should the need occur - we're proud to provide a superior level of support and service coverage to our customers.

2 Year OWC Solution Limited Warranty

OWC is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty coverage to our customers. Even when not used, we understand the peace of mind afforded by a longer warranty period. OWC's industry leading coverage is a testament to our confidence in the reliability of the solutions that we offer. OWC solutions are engineered to demanding quality standards in order to deliver the most reliable, highest performance available on the market in each storage category.

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 9 out of 9 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: JerryGenius Location: Los Angeles, CA ALL DAY Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Repair skill level better be high. June 10, 2018 Great kit it sets you up for success the stickers fit perfectly in place. I wouldn't suggest this repair if you don't have any experience repairing Apple Computers your inexpensive repair can get real expensive if you damage or break the glass of LCD. I suggest using blue painters tape to hold the display in place to test your work before you seal up your mac with the high bond tape.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: 2.0TB 7200RPM SSHD Upgrade/Replacement Kit for Apple iMac (all 2012 and later 27" models). Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: ebsubman Location: Noank, CT Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 No Problems! April 30, 2018 I was super nervous taking the screen off my 27" 2012 iMac, but with the quality pizza cutting tool from OWC, the screen separated without incident. Watch the video, take your time, and have a helper nearby to pass tools, etc. I was looking for the same quiet machine I originally bought, and the OWC kit delivered!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: 2.0TB 7200RPM SSHD Upgrade/Replacement Kit for Apple iMac (all 2012 and later 27" models). Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: MattMac
Rating: 4/5 Worked Great - about an hour March 15, 2018 This worked great & I was comfortable doing this repair myself. Instructions were terrific. Minor Gripe: the adhesive strips were a bit touchy/stretchy.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: 2.0TB 7200RPM SSHD Upgrade/Replacement Kit for Apple iMac (all 2012 and later 27" models). Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: zookeeper Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Mac upgrade made easy! January 25, 2018 I was a little bit concerned about doing the upgrade to my Mac, but this was fairly easy if you're good at following instructions and not rushing things. Watch the video more than once before buying the upgrade kit. The video makes it looks easy where anybody can do it.

If you take your time (a little over an hour) and pay attention to what you're doing, it should be easy.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: 4.0TB 7200RPM HDD Upgrade/Replacement Kit for Apple iMac (all 2012 and later 27" models). Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: GoodMojo Location: Salt Lake City, Utah Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Easier than I thought! January 18, 2018 I was a little nervous about doing the install myself when I learned that you had to split the adhesive on the display to open the iMac 27". However, the process proved to be easier than I thought, and the tools and kit worked really well. All you really need is to have the ability to be a little meticulous, and you'll do fine. Now I've got more than twice the space offered by Apple, at 1/3 of the price. Drive is absolutely silent, even when working.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: 8.0TB 7200RPM HDD Upgrade/Replacement Kit for Apple iMac (all 2012 and later 27" models). Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: Scooter Location: Indiana Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Saved my iMac January 9, 2018 Perfect kit to bring my late 2013 2-inch iMac back to life. Video instructions found on this website were great. Tools worked well. Sticker kit for the display also worked well.

Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: SoCalBorg Location: Los Angeles, CA Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Excellent Packet for HD Replacement November 16, 2017 Hi was a little concerned about trying to replace a HD in a iMac I purchase, but didn't want to pay the $850-$1000 that Apple would charge.

The was great and the online video instructions was terrific. I recommend you watch the instruction video a lot before starting.

I was able to do the upgrade and my system is working perfect!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: 2.0TB 7200RPM SSHD Upgrade/Replacement Kit for Apple iMac (all 2012 and later 27" models). Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: KeepingMyComputerWorking Location: Montana Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Helped me replace my hard drive perfectly August 21, 2017 I am happy to give this DIY kit high marks. It was worth it to me to have the correct tools and especially nice to have the correct and well thought out replacement adhesive tape for the screen. The video that is on the website made it a piece of cake to do this work inside my computer. It works as promised and from past experience I know that had there been a faulty part OWC would have replaced it.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: 2.0TB 7200RPM HDD Upgrade/Replacement Kit for Apple iMac (all 2012 and later 27" models). Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: IaHawk Location: Iowa City, IA Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Worked great July 26, 2017 The disk drive part of my Fusion Drive failed on my iMac. This kit and the accompanying video worked great! Took my time on glass and it was fine. After that it was easy. After the physical drive replacement I used disk utility to format the new drive and restore from a external HD backup. I would recommend the kit. Now have a 6TB fusion drive instead of my old 3TB, got a great upgrade out of a original equipment failure (late 2013 iMac 27").

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: 6.0TB 7200RPM HDD Upgrade/Replacement Kit for Apple iMac (all 2012 and later 27" models). Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: nirvana99
Rating: 5/5 patience January 30, 2017 this upgrade is rated difficult but with patience it's pretty easy go slow removing the display.the sshd is definitely faster so enjoy

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: 2.0TB 7200RPM SSHD Upgrade/Replacement Kit for Apple iMac (all 2012 and later 27" models). Customer Videos:

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