SSD install questions for 09 iMac.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jparkes, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. jparkes macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2012
    I have installed two hard drives on iMacs and understand well enough the process, i have the temp sensor mounted externally on the drive, so that's not an issue.
    My question is; going from a 3.5" to a 2.5" drive will require an adapter bracket, but will i need a new cable for the drive or will the same SATA cable work on both?
    Also, i have a WD caviar black 1TB drive installed now and want to use it for mass storage via firewire 800 there a case you can recommend for this?

    2009 iMac
    2.66 ghz core 2 duo
    8 gig ram
    OS 10.8...a very troubled install...
  2. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    2.5" drives use the same connections as 3.5" ones, so no adapter needed.

    Pick a case that meets your financial and/or aesthetic tastes...

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