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    Can I upgrade my Hard Drive on my iMac?
    iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017)
    3.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
    64 GB 2400 MHz DDR4
    Radeon Pro 580 8 GB
    2.12 TB Fusion Drive

    I would like to go to a 4 or 6 TB Drive.

    Possible? Recommendations on Drives?


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    Can I upgrade my Hard Drive on my iMac?
    pigoo3's Avatar
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    May 20, 2008
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    2011 17" MBP 2.2ghz, 16gig ram, OS 10.11.6
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    It is possible to replace the internal drive in a 2017 27" iMac...but they are not very easy to get inside to do the work. Thus it kind of depends on how much of a DIY project you are comfortable doing. Do an internet search for 2017 27" iMac tear downs...and see if it's something you are ok with.

    As far as drives...check out some of these sites for possibilities:

    Apple Mac Upgrades - RAM, SSD Flash, External Drives and More (
    Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more - (
    Micro Center - Computers and Electronic Device Retailer (


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    Can I upgrade my Hard Drive on my iMac?
    pm-r's Avatar
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    Oct 16, 2010
    Brentwood Bay, BC, Canada
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    I would like to go to a 4 or 6 TB Drive.

    Don't forget that iMac has some fast ports to support various external drives at some pretty incredible speeds.

    Details: This model has two Thunderbolt 3 ports. These two ports support DisplayPort, Thunderbolt (up to 40 Gbps), and USB 3.1 Generation 2 (up to 10 Gbps).

    2 (Thunderbolt 3/USB-C)
    iMac "Core i5" 3.8 27-Inch (5K, Mid-2017) Specs (Retina 5K, Mid-2017, MNED2LL/A, iMac18,3, A1419, 3070):

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