I want to add a second hard drive to my 2008 iMac.

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  1. Quijano187, Feb 12, 2015
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    Quijano187 macrumors member

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    I want to add a Hard Drive to my 2008 iMac in the Optical drive bay area. Where can i buy one? I can't find one for my model. Do I have any choices for my model ? Any help is much appreciated.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    You can put a standard laptop sized SATA drive in there. But you must first put it into a Optibay caddy. The model you want is the model designed for the 2006-2008 Macbook.
     
  3. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    iMacs are a pain to get into. Why not just buy a firewire external drive. If your iMac has FW 800, should be pretty speedy.
     
  4. Quijano187 thread starter macrumors member

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    I ended up finding one listed for my model on fixit.com. Are you sure that my 2008 21 inch 2.4 iMac can take an optical bay kit design for 2008 MacBook?

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    https://www.ifixit.com/Store/Mac/12-7-mm-PATA-Optical-Bay-SATA-Hard-Drive-Enclosure/IF107-079-1

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    Really never thought about getting one but it's not a bad Idea. Can my iMac use FW800?
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    Yes, I am very sure your iMac can use a optical drive caddy for a 2008 non-unibody Macbook. Yes, you iMac has FireWire 800.
     

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