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Model A1419 / Late 2013 / 3.2 & 3.4 GHz Core i5 or 3.5 GHz Core i7 Processor, ID iMac14,2

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Changing hard drive to SSD

I am about to order the Crucial MX500 2 TB SSD but it says that This drive requires a SATA III controller.

What is that and where do i get it ?

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A SATA controller is a part of the logic board (in this case) which is capable of handling communications from a connected SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) device. Basically it's the part of your board that handles storage functions.

The III just means it's the third version.

I can't be certain of the generation, but more than likely this already exists on your iMac. It definitely has a SATA controller since that's what your existing hard drive is using. Typically it will work even on earlier revisions of the SATA standard, just at slower speeds. Although I have known others that have used Crucial SSDs in these without issue. You can also use Crucial's tool to make sure it's compatible, but I doubt you'll have a problem.

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