Can I move the factory-installed HD to the optical drive bay?
iMac Intel 20" 2210
I want to upgrade from the stock configuration to 1 SSD and 1 HD.
The current drives are stock - the HD is an Intel ICH8-M AHCI; the optical is a Matshita UJ-875 (ATAPI interface). To get the best speed from the new SSD, I am thinking of replacing the HD with the SSD, and then (if possible) moving the HD to the current optical drive bay. Is this possible? Will there be a performance problem with the HD due to the optical drive's interface? Should I be thinking of a different approach?
Here;s an optical bay hard drive adapter: 12.7 mm PATA Optical Bay SATA Hard Drive Enclosure
I've had fewer problems just putting the replacement hard drive in the bay and leaving the original drive in place.
Here's how to do it: iMac Intel 20" EMC 2133 and 2210 Optical Drive Replacement
Add a hard drive to your laptop by replacing the optical drive with a second hard drive. Compatible with all 17" MacBook Pros (excluding Unibody) 1.5, 1.66, 1.83, or 2 GHz (model A1176) Intel Mac Minis iMac Intel 20" EMC 2133, 2210, 2105 and 2118 iMac Int — 48 available at 39.95 each.