does the iMac 27" (july 27++) super drive already SATA II

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  1. nomanstool macrumors member

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    Does the latest imac 27" (july 27++) superdrive has the the sata II port already, I kinda remember, it was using sata 1. So just wanted to ask you guys.

    I'm planning a hdd + sdd configuation where you replace the optical drive with ssd via mce optibay.

    Does mce optibay works on the latest iMac 27"?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Yes, it's SATA 3Gb/s (also known as SATA II).

    Why don't you add SSD along with the HD + SuperDrive? That can be done with new iMacs although it's little harder.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1001167

    If you want to do it with the SuperDrive way, here are the instructions
     
  3. nomanstool thread starter macrumors member

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    hey thanks Hellhammer, I am still contemplating whether to go with the 3 drive setup, but its kinda hard, when I saw the pictures.

    What's your setup btw?
     
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    iMac 24" 2.93GHz, 4GB DDR3, 640GB, GT130 512MB GDDR3 from early 2009. Not special but sufficient for my needs. Getting a laptop as soon as I can though
     
  5. KrrSplat macrumors member

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    Yes they have Sata II and some iMacs are now shipping with Pioneer drives, which may or may not have riplock, havent tested mine yet
     

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