Where does Apple Install the SSD for SSD+HDD in 27" 2011 imac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by DrKeys, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. DrKeys, Jun 30, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2011

    DrKeys macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2007
    I have been reading a lot of installing SSD into 27" 2011 imac

    most people on here just replaces the original HDD with SSD
    some people was able to add SSD to make it SSD+HDD (however it involves installing the drive on the pressure wall (like ifixit and chargedpc shown) definitely more technically difficult

    my question is that where does apple install the SSD for SSD+HDD and for those who ordered BTO SSD+HDD option from apple is there a picture on what it looks like and what kind of mounting hardware that apple uses for make SSD+HDD happen?
  2. gr8tfly, Jun 30, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2011

    gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    It installs in a bracket mounted under the optical drive - lying flat underneath bracket < optical drive. That's the factory location when ordering the HDD + SDD option.

    You can probably find an image at iFixit. (never mind, I see you've been there)

    (Still haven't figured out a way to attach an image from iPad - probably because there isn't one, but I'd glady welcome info to the contrary.)

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