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I agree with Dan
 
when i did upgradeWhen I upgraded my iMac 2015 27 inch 5k27" 5K, I tried all the possible ways. I replaced the original 3.5 hard drive to Samsung 850 Pro SSD 500GB, installed an external enclosure thunderbolt with same Samsung 850 pro SSD 500GB. And finally installed a PCIe blade SSD.
when i did upgradeWhen I upgraded my iMac 2015 27 inch 5k27" 5K, I tried all the possible ways. I replaced the original 3.5 hard drive to Samsung 850 Pro SSD 500GB, installed an external enclosure thunderbolt with same Samsung 850 pro SSD 500GB. And finally installed a PCIe blade SSD.
 
i tried allUnless the iMac comes with the PCIe port for the custom blade SSD. Don't bother to open it!
i tried allUnless the iMac comes with the PCIe port for the custom blade SSD. Don't bother to open it!
 
replacingUsing Black Magic:
* Original HD was 100 MB/s
* Updated
the original 3.5 hard driveinternal HD to samsungSamsung Pro 850 pro SSD 500GBwas 350-400 MB/s
* External enclosure with Samsung Pro 850 SSD was 300-400 MB/s
* PCIe blade SSD was 600-700 MB/s
replacingUsing Black Magic:
* Original HD was 100 MB/s
* Updated
the original 3.5 hard driveinternal HD to samsungSamsung Pro 850 pro SSD 500GBwas 350-400 MB/s
* External enclosure with Samsung Pro 850 SSD was 300-400 MB/s
* PCIe blade SSD was 600-700 MB/s
 
install an external enclosure thunderbolt with samesamsung 850 pro SSD 500GB

and finally instal a PCIe blade SSD

unless the iMac comes with the PCIe port for the apple blade SSD

don't bother to open it.

using black magic

original HD was 100 MB/s

update the internal HD to samsung pro 850 SSD was 350-400 MB/s

external enclosure with samsung pro 850 SSD was 300-400 MB/s

and PCIe blade SSD was 600-700 MB/s

as
As you can see

the
the enclosure with SSD has only minor difference. but you don't have to open your brand new iMac and having the warranty void.
install an external enclosure thunderbolt with samesamsung 850 pro SSD 500GB

and finally instal a PCIe blade SSD

unless the iMac comes with the PCIe port for the apple blade SSD

don't bother to open it.

using black magic

original HD was 100 MB/s

update the internal HD to samsung pro 850 SSD was 350-400 MB/s

external enclosure with samsung pro 850 SSD was 300-400 MB/s

and PCIe blade SSD was 600-700 MB/s

as
As you can see

the
the enclosure with SSD has only minor difference. but you don't have to open your brand new iMac and having the warranty void.

Status:

open

Original post by: iphone_hack ,

Text:

I agree with Dan

when i did upgrade my iMac 2015 27 inch 5k

i tried all

replacing the original 3.5 hard drive to samsung 850 pro SSD 500GB

install an external enclosure thunderbolt with samesamsung 850 pro SSD 500GB

and finally instal a PCIe blade SSD

unless the iMac comes with the PCIe port for the apple blade SSD

don't bother to open it.

using black magic

original HD was 100 MB/s

update the internal HD to samsung pro 850 SSD  was 350-400 MB/s

external enclosure with samsung pro 850 SSD was 300-400 MB/s

and PCIe blade SSD was 600-700 MB/s

as you can see

the enclosure with SSD has only minor difference. but you don't have to open your brand new iMac and having the warranty void.

Status:

open