OWC iMac Disassembled

Discussion in 'iMac' started by netnothing, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    Excellent! That definitely looks like a bigger gpu, so that's either the custom 5670 or perhaps the desktop 5750. I'm kind of disappointed that they didn't find a way for the right side fan to be directly under gpu heatsink fan.

    At least apple found a good use of that empty space above the gpu, origianlly I thought they just replaced the disk drive with an ssd.
     
  2. Ravich macrumors 6502a

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    Haha, no SSD unless Apple does it for you!

    Fabulous.
     
  3. johnnymg macrumors 65816

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    That is pretty funny ~~~~~~~~~ ;)

    Laughing all the way to the bank. :p

    "No user drive install for you!"
     
  4. netnothing thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Can't imagine it's going to take too long before someone makes the bracket. I told OWC that it's a perfect opportunity for it!

    -Kevin
     
  5. Ravich macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, but that only covers step 3, right?

    It would have been nice if it werent unnecessarily difficult -.-
     
  6. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I was thinking the same thing. I can't imagine that it will be long before the brackets start to appear on ebay.
     
  7. brogueboy macrumors newbie

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    what if you get the SSD only option?

    Do they put the SSD in the same place as in the SSD/HDD configuration?

    If so, is it worth it to pay the $300 extra (since the SSD/2TB option is $900 vs the $600 for just the SSD) for the 2TB Apple hard drive or just go with the SSD only config and install a 2TB hard drive myself?
     
  8. Ravich macrumors 6502a

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    Good question. Since they didnt previously offer SSDs for iMacs, would they be more likely to use an enclosure for the 3.5'' bay?
     
  9. Ravich macrumors 6502a

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    Also, of course we want to know the particular specs of the SSD they use.
     
  10. rw3 macrumors 6502a

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    The SSD is mounted underneath the 3.5" HDD......
     
  11. brogueboy macrumors newbie

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    Are you saying that the SSD only option comes with the SSD in the 3.5" bay with a special enclosure? Or are you talking about the SSD combined with the normal HDD configuration?
     
  12. rw3 macrumors 6502a

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    I've taken my 27" iMac completely apart and there is plenty of room underneath the 3.5" to mount the SSD. I would've done this myself but the 2009 only has 2 SATA ports....I'm going to disassemble and see if there isn't a place to solder on a port and see if that will work....call me crazy...
     
  13. jrko macrumors regular

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    I like the idea of a SATA port in the back of the machine. I use SATA for my backups from my macbook pro.

    Been waiting for this for ages - take away the stupid SD card slot and give me something useful :D
     

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