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Old Mar 4, 2014, 09:10 PM   #701
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aha,it is really intersting.
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Old Apr 18, 2014, 10:42 AM   #702
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To solve fan issues....
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Old Apr 20, 2014, 01:46 PM   #703
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iMac 27” i7 (Late 2009) External eSata port mod

To add to and old yet informative thread…

I know there are many methods people have used to get more performance and connectivity out these iMacs so I thought I’d contribute and share what I ended up doing.

Since my apple care is expired I decided to go ahead and do this mod. My main use is studio / audio production so this mod was geared towards those needs. (I need a dedicated Audio Drive for recording and the FW port for dedicated audio interface without daisy chaining)

I sacrificed the optical drive to gain the Sata port as others have though I decided to locate my eSata port on the rear of the iMac instead of on the bottom or having a cable protruding from the CD slot. So far it works great and total cost was around $10. Here are a few pics of the mod.
Cheers and many thanks for all the great info and tips shared here!
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