just installed SSD on 27 in iMac 2011

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  1. porky2017 macrumors member

    porky2017

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    Do i have to put optical drive back in, Btw i have dropped one of the optical drive screws i think its somewhere behind the logic board i cannot find it anywhere, i am just closing up the iMac now i am just not sure if i just leave the optical drive data cable & temp cable taped to the back of the iMac.

    any ideas guys

    thanx heaps in advance..
     
  2. Baunkjaer macrumors 6502

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    I would´t power on the iMac before the screw were found and removed.
    You might experience your fans going wild, as long as the temp cable isn´t connected to anything.
    At least that was happening with the 2009 iMac when replacing the HDD with SSD.
     
  3. porky2017 thread starter macrumors member

    porky2017

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    I cannot find it anywhere I have tipped the iMac upside down i even went as far as shaking it, i checked behind the logic board , i have a feeling when i pulled it out it fell out of my tweezers i am hoping it hit the fan on the way down & bounced off the fan & out of the iMac…

    my 2011 has 2 data connections I AM keeping my 1tb hdd I am going to boot the SSD 256 840 PRO & just erase the 1TB for extra stooge..

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    I found the screw here i am looking everywhere in the iMac, it was actually sitting in the fan on my desk, i picked up the fan & it feel out, what a relief.
    on with the closing up of the iMac…

    thanx...
     
  4. porky2017 thread starter macrumors member

    porky2017

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    Install success

    Finished the installation of the samsung 256 840 pro SSD on the 27 inch iMac 2011, Booted up in 13 seconds & all is going well so far, I am getting 499 mbs write speeds & 521 mbs of read speeds.

    The original HDD iTB I ended up erasing it & just having it for extra storage
    I wanted to leave the optical drive out but I have heard it could make your fans spin out of control so i put it back in, I very rarely use it.
    overall I am liking the SSD, it is the best upgrade i could of done to my iMac.
    just to add I used trim enabler for trim support, link below
    http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/37852/trim-enabler
     

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