Late 2009 27" iMac SSD Optical Bay Question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by tsangstagangsta, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. tsangstagangsta macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2011
    Hey guys, I'm new to the forum and hoping to perform an upgrade by swapping my Optical Bay drive with an SSD on my late 2009 27" iMac

    here's what I think I know:

    - the optical Superdrive is 12.7mm
    - I must follow iFixit's Optical drive replacement instructions to replace it

    here's what I am having trouble with:

    - I recently ordered this optical bay caddy:
    on the advice of a member Zed X on these forums and it arrived today but I noticed there aren't any screw holes on the sides... should I be worried about not being able to screw it back into place (as the iFixit guide seems to suggest the Superdrive needs to be unscrewed out)

    Can I just tape the bay into the optical drive slot with electrical tape?

    I believe this optical caddy is 9.5mm, will that still fit okay?

    Did I make a mistake buying this cheap caddy or are all caddy's pretty much created equal (just two connectors in a piece of metal)?

    here is the original thread I found the information on:

    If any recommendations for a good caddy are out there, I'm all ears, or if you think mine will work then please also let me know! Here are some images of my caddy:

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  2. tnewson macrumors member

    Nov 15, 2011
    If that is the same auction which you ordered this from then I'm afraid that's a caddy for an IBM think pad. Which is probably why it has no
    Screws in the side.

    If the connector is SATA - Slimline Sata then you can most probably bodge it in.

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