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Hope I can be helpful here. I own a 2015 iMac (model17.1) with which I replaced the blade drive and added an internal 2TB SSD. I bought the iMac with a 256GB SSD, which was a mistake. I thought I could use the Thunderbolt bus for more space but there is something wonky with the bus… at least in the 2015 model. Any and all wigglesThe slightest wiggle to the cable will make the drive dismount.
Hope I can be helpful here. I own a 2015 iMac (model17.1) with which I replaced the blade drive and added an internal 2TB SSD. I bought the iMac with a 256GB SSD, which was a mistake. I thought I could use the Thunderbolt bus for more space but there is something wonky with the bus… at least in the 2015 model. Any and all wigglesThe slightest wiggle to the cable will make the drive dismount.
 
I recommend buying the largest blade SSD you can afford. I ended up spending another $1000+ and many tedious hours upgrading to a 1TB blade drive.
 
My answers to your questions:
 
1, It will have an open port but NOT a SATA cable. Yes you will have to take apart the entire computer. I found it to be not that difficult, but I’ve been a builder for decades.
 
This is the way to go IMO. You will have an open port and brackets for mounting a 3.5” traditional spinning hard drive. You will need to buy a cable and an adapter for an SSD. The NewerTech product is great. Don’t skimp here.
 
The cable will cost you $45 or so… again, don’t skimp and find an Apple cable. It’s a long cable that wraps from the back to the front of the machine.
 
# This is a judgement call. I experienced sleep problems with what was supposed to be an Apple part (Thankfully, the Mojave update solved this). You are faced with a dilemma here… if you want internal storage (a must in my mind) you will need to dissect your new iMac… not a difficult thing if you take time and care. My experience says buy the largest internal SSD you can afford and then prepare for a challenge in adding additional internal storage. You will need a bracket and a cable… about $50 together. And a good day dedicated to dissecting your new machine. After all this work, don’t skimp on the internal drive… go with 2TB or more.
It’s worth it.
 
 
 
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Hope I can be helpful here. I own a 2015 iMac (model17.1) with which I replaced the blade drive and added an internal 2TB SSD. I bought the iMac with a 256GB SSD, which was a mistake. I thought I could use the Thunderbolt bus for more space but there is something wonky with the bus… at least in the 2015 model. Any and all wiggles to the cable will make the drive dismount.
 
I recommend buying the largest blade SSD you can afford. I ended up spending another $1000+ and many tedious hours upgrading to a 1TB blade drive.
 
My answers to your questions:
 
1, It will have an open port but NOT a SATA cable. Yes you will have to take apart the entire computer. I found it to be not that difficult, but I’ve been a builder for decades.
 
This is the way to go IMO. You will have an open port and brackets for mounting a 3.5” traditional spinning hard drive. You will need to buy a cable and an adapter for an SSD. The NewerTech product is great. Don’t skimp here.
 
The cable will cost you $45 or so… again, don’t skimp and find an Apple cable. It’s a long cable that wraps from the back to the front of the machine.
 
# This is a judgement call. I experienced sleep problems with what was supposed to be an Apple part (Thankfully, the Mojave update solved this). You are faced with a dilemma here… if you want internal storage (a must in my mind) you will need to dissect your new iMac… not a difficult thing if you take time and care. My experience says buy the largest internal SSD you can afford and then prepare for a challenge in adding additional internal storage. You will need a bracket and a cable… about $50 together. And a good day dedicated to dissecting your new machine. After all this work, don’t skimp on the internal drive… go with 2TB or more.
It’s worth it.
 
 
 
p.s. Strange comment section programming here

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Hope I can be helpful here. I own a 2015 iMac (model17.1) with which I replaced the blade drive and added an internal 2TB SSD. I bought the iMac with a 256GB hard driveSSD, which was a mistake. I thought I could use the Thunderbolt bus for more space but there is something wonky with the bus… at least in the 2015 model. Any and all wiggles to the cable will make the drive dismount.
Hope I can be helpful here. I own a 2015 iMac (model17.1) with which I replaced the blade drive and added an internal 2TB SSD. I bought the iMac with a 256GB hard driveSSD, which was a mistake. I thought I could use the Thunderbolt bus for more space but there is something wonky with the bus… at least in the 2015 model. Any and all wiggles to the cable will make the drive dismount.
 
I recommend buying the largest blade SSD you can afford. I ended up spending another $1000+ and many tedious hours upgrading to a 1TB blade drive.
 
My answers to your questions:
 
1, It will have an open port but NOT a SATA cable. Yes you will have to take apart the entire computer. I found it to be not that difficult, but I’ve been a builder for decades.
 
This is the way to go IMO. You will have an open port and brackets for mounting a 3.5” traditional spinning hard drive. You will need to buy a cable and an adapter for an SSD. The NewerTech product is great. Don’t skimp here.
 
The cable will cost you $45 or so… again, don’t skimp and find an Apple cable. It’s a long cable that wraps from the back to the front of the machine.
 
# This is a judgement call. I experienced sleep problems with what was supposed to be an Apple part (Thankfully, the Mojave update solved this). You are faced with a dilemma here… if you want internal storage (a must in my mind) you will need to dissect your new iMac… not a difficult thing if you take time and care. My experience says buy the largest internal SSD you can afford and then prepare for a challenge in adding additional internal storage. You will need a bracket and a cable… about $50 together. And a good day dedicated to dissecting your new machine. After all this work, don’t skimp on the internal drive… go with 2TB or more.
 
It’s worth it.

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Hope I can be helpful here. I own a 2015 iMac (model17.1) with which I replaced the blade drive and added an internal 2TB SSD. I bought the iMac with a 256GB hard drive, which was a mistake. I thought I could use the Thunderbolt bus for more space but there is something wonky with the bus… at least in the 2015 model. Any and all wiggles to the cable will make the drive dismount.

I recommend buying the largest blade SSD you can afford. I ended up spending another $1000+ and many tedious hours upgrading to a 1TB blade drive.

My answers to your questions:

1, It will have an open port but NOT a SATA cable. Yes you will have to take apart the entire computer. I found it to be not that difficult, but I’ve been a builder for decades.

This is the way to go IMO. You will have an open port and brackets for mounting a 3.5” traditional spinning hard drive. You will need to buy a cable and an adapter for an SSD. The NewerTech product is great. Don’t skimp here.

The cable will cost you $45 or so… again, don’t skimp and find an Apple cable. It’s a long cable that wraps from the back to the front of the machine.

# This is a judgement call. I experienced sleep problems with what was supposed to be an Apple part (Thankfully, the Mojave update solved this). You are faced with a dilemma here… if you want internal storage (a must in my mind) you will need to dissect your new iMac… not a difficult thing if you take time and care. My experience says buy  the largest internal SSD you can afford and then prepare for a challenge in adding additional internal storage. You will need a bracket and a cable… about $50 together.  And a good day dedicated to dissecting your new machine. After all this work, don’t skimp on the internal drive… go with 2TB or more.

It’s worth it.

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