Adding SSD to 2007 24" iMac
I have a 2007 24" iMac which I am currently upgrading. The machine currently has a 500GB 3.5" HDD and I have removed the optical drive (which doesn't work) and mounted the SSD (Samsung 850 EVO 250GB) in a caddy to this bay.
The caddy has an IDE port which I have connected to the IDE cable for the optical drive. Put the machine back together and now IOS does not recognise the SSD. I have spoken to Apple Support and they can't help as they can't see the machine!
I have a feeling that the IDE cable could be faulty but I can't find a replacement anywhere. I have also been told by a third party Apple technician that the SSD is probably not compatible with IDE.
I'm now completely stuck! Both drives use a SATA cable for data and power and I cannot find any way of mounting both drives in the machine.
The aim of this upgrade is for me to have both drives inside the machine. The SSD will run the IOS and apps (Photoshop, Lightroom etc etc) and the 500GB will simply be for data. I don't really want to faff around getting an enclosure and having the 500GB drive as external.
Is this a good question?