Can you install a second Hard Drive inside of the iMac i3 21.5" ?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by tears2040, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. tears2040 macrumors 6502

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    Since I do Hd Video editing and the iMac does not have an external eSata port I am willing to replace my dvd super drive with a hard drive if possible?


    Please someone help me out

    Thanks
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Yes, you can replace the SuperDrive with 2.5" disk. However, FireWire does ~80MB/s in real life which is sufficient even for video editing as most 2.5" mechanical HDs can't achieve speeds of 80MB/s so I would just get a FW800 external
     
  3. manook macrumors newbie

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    yes FW i'll choose Western digital my book studio
     

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