Upgrade 27" Imac SSD Mid Late 2009 without removing Optical

Discussion in 'iMac' started by davidpaul17, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. davidpaul17 macrumors newbie

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    Hey this is my first post, but my title pretty much says what my question is. Is it possible to add a ssd to a late 09 imac 27 (i5 2.66) without removing the optical drive? I want to have the stock 1tb and a ssd without removing the optical - I know this is possible on the new 27 imac's, but is it possible on my late 09 27?

    thanks
     
  2. russofris macrumors regular

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    Looking at step 10 of the following, it does not appear that you can.

    http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iMac-Intel-27-Inch/1236/2

    My recommendation, if you're comfortable opening up the chassis, is to replace the internal drive with an SSD, and to move the 1TB drive to an external chassis (USB or Firewire)

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