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Non-Apple SSD blade in iMac 21.5" Late 2013 PCIe slot?

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I've made a low-cost SSD upgrade to a MacBook Air 11" Mid 2012 (MD224) from 128 GB factory default to [https://www.idealo.de/preisvergleich/OffersOfProduct/4759190_-850-evo-500gb-m-2-samsung.html|500 GB Samsung 850 Evo M.2 NGFF SSD] in the past, using this cheap [http://www.ebay.de/itm/252165685047|M.2 NGFF SSD to 18+8pin SSD Adapter]. Works like charm and much, much cheaper than a genuine Apple SSD module.

I'm trying to figure out if there’s such a low-cost SSD upgrade path using the PCIe slot in an iMac 21.5" Late 2013 (EMC 2638; Model ID iMac14,3) as well. I'm aware of the option the replace the 2.5" HDD with an 2.5" SSD, but I'd like to keep the internal 1TB HDD and add a 500 GB SSD blade module to the PCIe slot. Unfortunately the genuine ones from Apple are totally overpriced.

Anyone knows of a low-cost adapter for using generic SSD blades in the said iMac, such as the above Samsung Evo 850 M.2 SSD or another PCIe-based solution other than going for a used genuine Apple SSD blade?

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iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2638

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Original post by: Andre Klein ,

Title:

Non-Apple SSD blade in iMac 21.5" Late 2013 PCIe slot?

Text:

I've made a low-cost SSD upgrade to a MacBook Air 11" Mid 2012 (MD224) from 128 GB factory default to [https://www.idealo.de/preisvergleich/OffersOfProduct/4759190_-850-evo-500gb-m-2-samsung.html|500 GB Samsung 850 Evo M.2 NGFF SSD] in the past, using this cheap [http://www.ebay.de/itm/252165685047|M.2 NGFF SSD to 18+8pin SSD Adapter]. Works like charm and much, much cheaper than a genuine Apple SSD module.

I'm trying to figure out if there’s such a low-cost SSD upgrade path using the PCIe slot in an iMac 21.5" Late 2013 (EMC 2638; Model ID iMac14,3) as well. I'm aware of the option the replace the 2.5" HDD with an 2.5" SSD, but I'd like to keep the internal 1TB HDD and add a 500 GB SSD blade module to the PCIe slot. Unfortunately the genuine ones from Apple are totally overpriced.

Anyone knows of a low-cost adapter for using generic SSD blades in the said iMac, such as the above Samsung Evo 850 M.2 SSD or another PCIe-based solution other than going for a used genuine Apple SSD blade?

Dispositivo:

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2638

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open