iMac Intel 27". EMC 2309 (Late 2009, Core 2 Duo 3.06 or 3.33 GHz), EMC 2374 (Late 2009, Core i5 2.66 GHz or Core i7 2.8 GHz)

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Replace Superdrive with second HDD?

It is possible in this model to install a secondary HDD in the place of the disk drive? I have little to no use for it, and the thought of a SSD boot drive + a 1TB secondary makes me quite happy.

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It can be done. But to accomplish the same end with much greater ease and not void your warranty, just plug in an external 1TB drive for $80.00, here's one on sale: Western Digital - My Book 1TB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive for Mac http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Western+Digi...

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Here's the same thing 040304 was taking about for less money: 9.5 mm PATA Optical Bay SATA Hard Drive Enclosure

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Blake,

Good idea!

I found something on a website here, and perhaps you could modify it to fit your needs.

Many times I have though about the same thing, and making a case from aluminum flashing or sheet metal, pound it around a block of wood cut to specs, install and secure the HDD, drill and screw back in with silicone calking as shock dampener, but I have yet to make that commitment.

If you do it, please let us know and take photos.

Regards,

Frank

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