Add an SSD to2011 iMac 21.5 in

Discussion in 'iMac' started by MarcinK95, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. MarcinK95 macrumors newbie

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    I know there are tons of posts on this put all the information is scrambled and all over the place. I would like to find out which wires I will be needing to connect A SSD to my iMac.

    SSD I will be using - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227706

    Do I need this

    http://www.amazon.com/Slimline-SATA...qid=1354210208&sr=8-4&keywords=slim+line+sata

    or

    http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-...354210291&sr=1-1&keywords=sata+power+splitter

    I've also seen people saying they need a 90 degree sata cable too.

    I would also like to include that I want to add the SSD to my computer and have a SSD+HDD combo. I do not want to remove the Optical drive.
     
  2. kgian macrumors regular

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    Neither of the amazon cables is good.

    You need this cable http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/iMac-21-m...LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19d6a579bf&_uhb=1 with part number 922-9862.

    It is the ssd power cable. You also need a sata data cable that will fit. I originally had a straight edge staa data cable that would not fit. Then I got a 90 degree sata cable which I used succesfully. Later I found another straight sata cable which had a shorter connector than the first one I tried and I believe would fit.

    I got my SSD power cable from the above ebay seller. The installation is not very difficult if you follow this excellent video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOf0svk5FdY and have a friend nearby to help. I did it and I would do it again if I had to.
     
  3. MarcinK95 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So it is basically cheaper to go with the OWC than buying the the cable from ebay and the SATA, correct?

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  4. kgian macrumors regular

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    Right this moment this cable is not available in ebay so the other place you can get it from is OWC and their price is good...
     

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