BTO iMacs with Flash SSD option

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  1. tanker5 macrumors member

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    Am I right to assume that the BTO iMacs will come with Blade SSDs instead of 2.5" SSD Drives? Can anyone verify this for me? Would this be true for both the 21.5" and 27" iMacs? Any feedback is much appreciated.
     
  2. dan1eln1el5en macrumors 6502

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  3. tanker5 thread starter macrumors member

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    What I mean is if I were to order a BTO iMac with the flash storage option, would it be delivered with an empty HDD bay which I can eventually use to install a second SATA drive? Would this be the case on the 21.5" iMac as well?
     
  4. wmy5 macrumors regular

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    Yes, if you order a pure flash iMac, it will have an empty HDD bay. Theoretically you should be able to add a second drive, but you may need to find a SATA cable with one Apple's proprietary connector.
     
  5. tanker5 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks. Just wanted to be sure.
     
  6. Bear macrumors G3

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    Remember when you open up the iMac to add the drive, you will be voiding your warranty.
     
  7. Chippy99 macrumors 6502a

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    Perhaps.

    If you remove whatever components you have added and take care re-assembling it (and you use the proper Apple foam tape) then how will they know you have ever opened it.
     
  8. Fatboy71 macrumors 65816

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    The last time I was reading the "rip the iMacs apart thread" (which was a while ago). The adhesive foam tape type that Apple uses on the iMac's, wasn't known at that point.

    Has there since been conformation as to what type of adhesive foam tape Apple is using?
     
  9. Chippy99 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, you can buy the Apple genuine kit on ebay.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/iMac-27-i...ther_Computing_Networking&hash=item3f28552b93
     
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  11. Chippy99 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes indeed. It's more encouraging if you want to upgrade your Mac, knowing that you have a chance at least of not invalidating the warranty, provided you put it all back how it was pre-upgrade, very carefully.
     

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