Can I install HDD in optical bay of 27" iMac 11.1 Late 2009

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mindquest, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I have a 27" Late 2009 iMac (11,1) and wanted to replace the HDD with an SSD and put the HDD where the optical bay is. Will the HDD fit there? Do I need any sort of kit to install it.

    I could put the SSD drive in the optical bay but with this model the SSD can only get to a 1.5 GB "negotiated Link Speed" on the SATA 2 connector located there. Rather to take full advantage of the SSD drive if possible.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    No, the HDD won't fit where the optical drive is.
    Just put the SSD there and you're good.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks!!
     

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