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Title:

How to add one or two SSDs without interfering with fan issues

Text:

Hi guys,

I was curious if anyone had any information about installing one or two EXTRA SSD hard drives in the 27 inch iMac.

I have the 2011 model and I know that there are a lot of issues with fan speeds. I currently have an iMac that has the typical SuperDrive plus a 1 TB hard drive.

I understand there are three SATA ports in the new iMac. How many ports are "open?"  Does this mean that there are two free ports to add two more hard drives? Or, does this mean that one hard drive uses one and the SuperDrive uses one, leaving only one more for upgrading?

Basically what I want to do is to add one SSD hard drive to my current Mac set up without removing any other drives the system. If there is an extra port after this, I will add another SSD drive.

My goal is to get my Windows and Mac operating systems on SSD's, and use the remaining regular hard drive for data.

I want to do all this without creating fan problems with the iMac.

Does anybody know if there is a good video that discusses this online?

I have this part purchased from amazon....

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/809/photonov14123732am.jpg/

Besides this and the drive - what else do i need??

Thanks!

Device:

-iMac Intel 27" EMC 2309 and 2374 and 2390
+iMac Intel 27" EMC 2429

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

71203

Edit by: Walter Galan ,

Title:

How to add one or two SSDs without interfering with fan issues

Text:

Hi guys,

I was curious if anyone had any information about installing one or two EXTRA SSD hard drives in the 27 inch iMac.

I have the 2011 model and I know that there are a lot of issues with fan speeds. I currently have an iMac that has the typical SuperDrive plus a 1 TB hard drive.

I understand there are three SATA ports in the new iMac. How many ports are "open?"  Does this mean that there are two free ports to add two more hard drives? Or, does this mean that one hard drive uses one and the SuperDrive uses one, leaving only one more for upgrading?

Basically what I want to do is to add one SSD hard drive to my current Mac set up without removing any other drives the system. If there is an extra port after this, I will add another SSD drive.

My goal is to get my Windows and Mac operating systems on SSD's, and use the remaining regular hard drive for data.

I want to do all this without creating fan problems with the iMac.

Does anybody know if there is a good video that discusses this online?

I have this part purchased from amazon....

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/809/photonov14123732am.jpg/

Besides this and the drive - what else do i need??

Thanks!

Device:

-iMac Intel 27"
+iMac Intel 27" EMC 2309 and 2374 and 2390

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

71203

Edit by: Anthony ,

Title:

How to add one or two SSDs without interfering with fan issues

Text:

Hi guys,

I was curious if anyone had any information about installing one or two EXTRA SSD hard drives in the 27 inch iMac.

I have the 2011 model and I know that there are a lot of issues with fan speeds. I currently have an iMac that has the typical SuperDrive plus a 1 TB hard drive.

I understand there are three SATA ports in the new iMac. How many ports are "open?"  Does this mean that there are two free ports to add two more hard drives? Or, does this mean that one hard drive uses one and the SuperDrive uses one, leaving only one more for upgrading?

Basically what I want to do is to add one SSD hard drive to my current Mac set up without removing any other drives the system. If there is an extra port after this, I will add another SSD drive.

My goal is to get my Windows and Mac operating systems on SSD's, and use the remaining regular hard drive for data.

I want to do all this without creating fan problems with the iMac.

Does anybody know if there is a good video that discusses this online?

I have this part purchased from amazon....

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/809/photonov14123732am.jpg/

Besides this and the drive - what else do i need??

Thanks!

Device:

iMac Intel 27"

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

+71203

Original post by: Anthony ,

Title:

How to add one or two SSDs without interfering with fan issues

Text:

Hi guys,

I was curious if anyone had any information about installing one or two EXTRA SSD hard drives in the 27 inch iMac.

I have the 2011 model and I know that there are a lot of issues with fan speeds. I currently have an iMac that has the typical SuperDrive plus a 1 TB hard drive.

I understand there are three SATA ports in the new iMac. How many ports are "open?"  Does this mean that there are two free ports to add two more hard drives? Or, does this mean that one hard drive uses one and the SuperDrive uses one, leaving only one more for upgrading?

Basically what I want to do is to add one SSD hard drive to my current Mac set up without removing any other drives the system. If there is an extra port after this, I will add another SSD drive.

My goal is to get my Windows and Mac operating systems on SSD's, and use the remaining regular hard drive for data.

I want to do all this without creating fan problems with the iMac.

Does anybody know if there is a good video that discusses this online?

I have this part purchased from amazon....

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/809/photonov14123732am.jpg/

Besides this and the drive - what else do i need??

Thanks!

Device:

iMac Intel 27"

Status:

open