What cables for 2nd SSD

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Ne0the1, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. Ne0the1, Feb 14, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2016

    Ne0the1 macrumors member

    Jan 5, 2013
    Hello all,

    I am going to install an SSD into my iMac Mid 2011.

    I've seen a guide which shows it being installed under the optical drive, using additional cables.

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    Can someone tell me what cables these are? or what cables are needed for the motherboard (image below) $_12.JPG Screen Shot 2016-02-14 at 19.04.21.png
  2. YanniDepp macrumors 6502


    Dec 10, 2008
    The red one is a SATA data cable. The black one is a SATA power cable. Not sure where that one connects to though. On PCs, SATA power comes straight from the power supply. It looks like it's built to connect to a jumper somewhere on the motherboard.
  3. Ne0the1 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 5, 2013

    Thanks for your reply.

    No worries, I have found the cables I need and ordered them.

    Thanks again for your response.

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