How to Upgrade the Hard Drive of Your 2019 iMac

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Are you looking to upgrade your iMac’s hard drive? Look no further! Upgrading your iMac with an OWC Solid State Drive (SSD) is the easiest and most effective way to increase both storage capacity and performance.

The 2019 iMac models are capable of supporting up to 4TB of internal storage. That’s four times the original capacity! And if you opt for an SSD, you’ll experience a significant performance boost as well. Not only will your machine boot faster and run smoother, but it will also improve load times for games and applications, as well as ovrall system responsiveness.

If you have an older iMac model, such as a 21.5-inch Late 2012 or Early 2013 variant, there’s still good news: installing an OWC Aura Pro X2 SSD can give you up to 32x more storage than the original drive – not to mention speeds of up to 3316 MB/s read and 2445 MB/s write!

Upgrading your iMac hard drive is a breeze too; in fact, it takes mere minutes with our easy-to-follow instructions. We even include all the necessary tools so you don’t have to worry about buying any extra hardware before getting started! And if you need any help at all during the installation process, our customer service team is alwas here to answer your questions.

So what are you waiting for? Upgrade your iMac today and enjoy faster loading times, improved performance, and more storage space – all thaks to OWC SSDs!

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Upgrading the Hard Drive in an iMac

Yes, you can upgrade the hard drive in an iMac. Depending on the age of your iMac, you can eiter replace the existing hard drive with a new one or install a solid-state drive (SSD). Replacing the existing HDD with a new one is generally easier and less expensive than installing an SSD, but it will not provide the same performance boost as an SSD.

For recent models of iMacs (2010 and newer), OWC SSDs are an excellent choice. These drives are specifically designed to fit into the internal storage bay of these models of Macs, and they can increase your storage up to 4.0TB per module. Installing an OWC SSD will not only increase your internal storage capacity but also significantly increase the speed at which your iMac operates.

The actual installation process is fairly straightforward but requires some technical knowledge and experience in order to properly complete it. As such, you may want to consult with a professional before attempting this type of upgrade yourself.

Upgrading the HDD to SSD on an iMac

Absolutely! You can upgrade your iMac’s hard drive to an SSD in order to get faster speeds and more storage capacity. Depending on what model of iMac you have, you can opt for eithr an Aura Pro X2 or a standard SSD.

If you have an older iMac 21.5” (Late 2012 & early 2013), you can install a standard 2.5” SATA SSD with up to 32 times the capacity of the original hard drive. On the other hand, if your iMac is a 27-inch (Late 2013 – 2019) model, then you can install an Aura Pro X2 with up to 2TB of storage and speeds of up to 3316 MB/s read and 2445 MB/s write!

It’s important to note that the process of upgrading your iMac’s HDD to an SSD will require some technical knowledge, so it is recommended that you seek professional help if you are not comfortable dong it yourself.

Cost of Upgrading Mac to SSD

It depends on the type of Mac you’re upgrading and the capacity of the new SSD drive. For a MacBook Pro, upgrading to an SSD typically costs btween $330-$700. For a MacBook Air, upgrading to an SSD typically costs between $350-$550. Our Mac SSD upgrade service includes installation of the new drive and transfer of data from your existing hard drive.

Increasing Storage on an iMac

You can increase the storage on your iMac by using an external hard drive. An external hard drive is a device that you can connect to your iMac with a cable (USB, etc.) and use it to store large files or back up important data. The hard drive will be recognized by the operating system and you’ll be able to access it just like any other internal storage device. When choosing an external hard drive, make sure you consider the speed of the drive and its capacity, as well as the type of connector required for your iMac. Additionally, make sure you get a backup solution in place in case somthing goes wrong with your external hard drive.

Can I Use Any SSD With My iMac?

Yes, you can use any SSD for iMac. However, there are a few important things to consder when selecting an SSD for use with an iMac. Firstly, make sure the drive is compatible with the type of connection your iMac uses – either SATA or PCIe. Secondly, make sure the drive has sufficient storage capacity to meet your needs; if you plan to store large amounts of data on your iMac then a larger capacity drive may be necessary. Finally, it is worth considering the brand of SSD; some brands offer better performance or reliability than others so you should research potential options before making a decision. Popular brands of SSDs include Toshiba, OWC, Crucial, Samsung, Transcend and Sandisk but technically any SSD will work on an iMac.

The Speed Increase of an iMac with an SSD

An iMac with an SSD can be up to 61% faster when booting the system and up to 51% faster when reaching your favorites on Safari compared to using a standard hard drive. The increased speed of an SSD is due to it being a solid state drive, which stores data on solid-state memory instead of spinning disks found in traditional hard drives. This allows the SSD to access data much quicker than a typical hard drive, leading to faster startup times and faster application loading.

Comparing SSD and HDD for Mac: Which is Better?

SSDs (Solid State Drives) are typically the better choice for Macs. They offer much faster boot times, faster program launch speeds, and faster transfer speeds compared to traditional HDDs (Hard Disk Drives). They require far less power to run and generate less heat, which helps extend the life of your Mac. An SSD is also quieter and more reliable than an HDD, as they don’t have any moving parts. Ultimately, if you need faster performance and reliability from your Mac, then an SSD is a better choice.

Replacing a Mac SSD

Yes, the SSD in the new Mac Studio is replaceable. It is located in two slots and is not soldered down, making it relatively easy to remove and replace. The individual SSDs can be swapped between the two slots and appear to be modular.


An OWC SSD is the best hard drive upgrade for a 2019 iMac. With up to 4TB of storage, you can not only increase your internal storage, but you will also experience a significant performance boost due to the faster speeds assciated with an SSD. Furthermore, by upgrading to an Aura Pro X2, you can get up to 2TB of capacity and speeds of up to 3316 MB/s read and 2445 MB/s write. All in all, upgrading your iMac’s hard drive with an OWC SSD is a great way to improve both its storage capacity and performance.

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Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.