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

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

  1. nottooshabby macrumors 6502

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    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
    http://www.crucial.com/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODULE=CT512M4SSD2BAA

    Buy the silverstone 2in 1 drive bay adapter from amazon
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002BH3Z8E/ref=s9_simh_gw_p147_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=1MBW4F7S35CX9MB6CCXV&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938811&pf_rd_i=507846

    Buy the OWC drive bay adapter
    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/NewerTech/ADPTADRV/


    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 newbie

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    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.

    http://www.amazon.com/2-5-3-5-Ssd-sata-Convert/dp/B002Z2QDNE

    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

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    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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