April 2008 24" iMac, which 2.5 to 3.5" adapter?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by nottooshabby, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. nottooshabby macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2008
    Looking at getting either the crucial m4 or samsung 830 512GB SSD. Leaning towards crucial since its 10-15% cheaper.

    Anyway, for drive bay adapters I got a few choices

    Buy the crucial drive with their desktop kit which includes a drive adapter

    Buy the silverstone 2in 1 drive bay adapter from amazon

    Buy the OWC drive bay adapter

    My main concern for all of these is, do they fit and will the SATA cable be long enough. Any advice from somebody whose done this?
  2. toohectic macrumors member

    Jan 2, 2010
    I just ordered a Crucial m4 and an Icy Dock converter for my 2007 20" iMac. I just got it this afternoon, so I haven't had a chance to install it yet. But I found quite a few people who suggested the Icy Dock adapter.


    A few people suggested that the Crucial supply bracket did not fit. Also keep in mind that there is a difference between an adapter to fit a 3.5" BAY and an adapter to fit a 3.5" HDD mount. You want the latter.
  3. nottooshabby thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2008
    Let us know how that works. I am kind of leery of something that supplies any data connection. I just want a piece of metal that holds the drive in place. One more thing to trouble shoot if something doesn't work.

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