OWC offering eSATA for 27" iMac 2010

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  1. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

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  2. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    yea just saw this .. they also will install ssds as well
     
  3. GyroFX macrumors 6502

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    i guess the apple care warranty goes out the window if you have that the esata installed? would suck if you got it installed then you get the yellow screen in a month...
     
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    i thought they might do this - was reading one of their support pages the other day. this is very cool for those that need it!
     
  5. Ravich macrumors 6502a

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    So the yellow screen isnt innate? It can happen at any point to any iMac?



    Does OWC also offer to install SSDs in the optibay?
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    the BULK of issues was fixed with that firmware upgrade which was released a long time ago, the rest of the issues are more related to batches.

    read a post from one of the workers at OWC saying that they will not be offering that service at this point in time.
     
  7. GyroFX macrumors 6502

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    well, in the grand scheme of things, just saying any problem that may arise in the future. Wonder if Apple will still hold up the warranty? Probably not?
     
  8. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    HIGHLY doubted. due to the fact that its modifications to the case.
     
  9. OatmealRocks macrumors 6502a

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    Fixed via firmware!??!?!? More in BATCHES??? errr ok.

    eSATA looks cool but dunno about risking voiding warranty if another issue pops up.
     
  10. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    yes. fixed via firmware. that is the official

    yeh - it would void warranty straight away, you'd be in real trouble!
     
  11. dlewis23 macrumors 6502a

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    I was thinking of doing this swell but instead of cutting up the chassis I would just take the sata cabled out the back through the vent.
     
  12. johnnymg macrumors 65816

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    This is a good solution for people who don't want to do the mod themselves.

    Complainers get nothing!

    cheers
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  13. aliensporebomb macrumors 68000

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    Ah!

    Another thought I had (this would apply to the 2009 iMacs too): out the Superdrive slot. Then run the superdrive in an external USB case and run another SATA drive from the superdrive slot eSata cable.
     
  14. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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    Funny how they don't show you photos of what it will look like. For all we know they could do a horrible job.
     
  15. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    Most apple authorized service center have no problem doing warranty work on modded macs.

    Cheers,
     
  16. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    really? interesting! actually you might be right there. i pulled appart my Time Capsule (after it died) and pulled everything apart. couldnt fix it so took it to them and they replaced it. the capacitors died, same issues as the rest.
     
  17. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    I love OWC. Do they offer this for the 2009 model?
     
  18. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...click the link, second picture down on the left side of the screen...
     
  19. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    unfortunately not, due to the fact that the 2009 iMac doesnt have the additional data port required for the mod.
     
  20. mrwonkers macrumors 6502

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    I'll drill yah esata orrifice on ur iMac 4 1$ and give you a certificate not worth the paper its printed on. Will be in the US on Wednesday pm me if you wanna have yah iMac mollested :eek:
     
  21. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    That's what I figured, blast! I didn't even care about the recent upgrades, but eSATA is something I would bite at, and while they were in there an OWC SSD is a great addition as well.
     
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    I don't know enough about esata. Could someone answer this? Would this kind of mod work on an iMac that is BTO with the SSD inside? I understand the internal SSD is why this new port exists, so a cable will run from that port to the SSD.

    Can esata ports work with a "Y" cable (a split so that one end runs to the SSD and another runs to this OWC external port? Some kind of esata port multiplier?

    OR, would this mod NOT be something that could be done while also having an internal SSD (assuming I keep the hard drive and optical drives "as is")?
     
  23. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    its highly tempting isnt it! too bad i have an 09 imac ;)

    while possible, it most certainly is not recommended to use a splitter cable - there are both performance and stability issues associated with such a thing.
     
  24. tigereat macrumors regular

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    I think they do upgrade to add the SSD, check this link

    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/turnkey/iMac_2010_27
     

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