Model A1224 / Mid 2007 and Early 2008 / 2, 2.4, or 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Where to place the thermal sensor on SSD.

I am upgrading my Mid-2007 20" iMac (EMC 2133) with an SSD drive.

Got the WD IcePack frame and installed the SSD to it and it's a perfect fit.

My question is this: Is there a specific spot on the SSD where I need to reattach the thermal sensor?

This is a 2007 and unfortunately, I cannot use it with the HD sensor that is built in to the SSD. I understand these work with 2009 iMac's and later. Bear in mind the actual SSD is pointing toward the back of the unit. The IcePack is covering it from the front where the sensor was origionally attached. Thanks in advance for any help.

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To start with this is the IFIXIT guide to replace the primary HD. In your case you're swapping it out for a SSD: iMac Intel 20" EMC 2133 and 2210 Hard Drive Replacement. If you jump down to Step 18 though 20 you can see the removal of the HD's thermal sensor and its mount.

Unlike an HD which gets quite hot, a SSD does not get to the same temp. So you have a bit more freedom where to mount the sensor.

I would mount the sensor on the metal frame part of the SSD if it is metal otherwise near the connector area of the case which tends to get warm.

Not sure why you got the WD IcePack frame which is designed for their high speed Scorpio drives as they need more cooling, a simple 2.5" to 3.5" frame will have done fine here.

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