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Question: Will a MacBook Pro hard drive fit in a iMac 21.5”

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I had an MacBook Pro and I replaced the hard drive in it for a SSD. I kept hold of the HD wich is a 500gb 2.5” SATA disk.


Recently the hard drive on my mums 21.5” iMac (Late 2012) failed and I’ve decided to change it myself, I wanted to use the hard drive I removed from my MacBook Pro, will it fit or is it a different sized enclosure etc?


Thanks in advance


Rob

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Nov 17, 2017 9:24 AM in response to Beaker192 In response to Beaker192

Strongly recommend putting it an external enclosure and connecting it via USB 3. The enclosure I recommend is the 2.5" OWC Mercury Elite Pro Mini due it their extreme reliability. You can find them at Search Results for Elite Pro mini at MacSales.com

Nov 17, 2017 9:24 AM

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Nov 17, 2017 10:10 AM in response to Beaker192 In response to Beaker192

The answer is YES -- since both machines so use 2.5 inch HDD.


However...


The HDD from MacBook Pro (2012 and prior), must have some mileage on it.

Why use an aged HDD since these days HDDs' prices have been dropped tremendously.

No matter external/internal approach for your iMac -- I would suggest getting a new one (HDD, SSD or SSHD).

Good luck

Sam

Nov 17, 2017 10:10 AM

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Question: Will a MacBook Pro hard drive fit in a iMac 21.5”