Replace ODD by 3,5" HDD

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Sinisr, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. Sinisr, Mar 11, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2014

    Sinisr macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2014
    For Imac Mid2011 (EMC 2429):
    Okay, I know this sound rather strange. But since my ODD is broken anyway, I thought i swap it out for a 2TB 3,5" HDD, and upgrade the built in 3,5" 1TB HDD to a SSD. This way I would not have to touch the logic board at all and installation would be and in fact was quite easy. Only thing needed was a Slim SATA- SATA adapter.

    Unfortunately the Imac does not recognize the HDD in optical bay at all. What did I do wrong? Please help
  2. Brian33 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 30, 2008
    USA (Virginia)
    I think you might get more help if you state the year/model of iMac you've got -- maybe put it in the thread title, too.

    I replaced my iMac's ODD with a 2.5" HDD and had no problem, but your iMac must be a newer model than mine because my Early 2008 iMac had a PATA connector for the ODD instead of SATA.
  3. Sinisr thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2014
    thanks for the advise

    you are probably right. Thanks. It is updated

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