Can I keep two hard drives inside?
Hello! Thank you for this amazing website! I have an iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) - EMC 2639. I would like to replace my hard drive 1TB Sata 7200 with an SSD to have a faster computer, then I was wondering if is it possible to keep both of them as internal hard drives, is it possible to do this? I would like to have the SSD for the OS etc., and the other just for storage. Would be really nice :) Thank you!
Thank you very much guys for your help! I could make a decision thanks to your suggestions. I will buy a blade SSD so that I can keep the current HD internal :))
I still need a suggestion if I can… since I checked on Amazon and I thought to take this one: addlink S70 1TB NVMe PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 SSD R/W 3400/3000MB/s Internal Solid State Drive. What do you think? And also, once I connect the blade SSD, how can I install MacOS on it? I checked on google and I found that it’s enough to press the command (cloverleaf) key and R together, and then select Install Mac OS X, then click Continue, do you find this correct? I cannot wait to have my new HD!!!
Correction: It looks that my motherboard doesn’t support this HD :-(
I’m using the app Mactracker and in hard drive there is the following: Hard Drive Interface1 - 6.0 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA), 1 - 5.0 GT/s PCIe x2
This probably means that I can use only a blade SDD PCIe x2, the NVMe PCIe Gen3x4 is too advanced for my computer. So now I need to look for another model :-(((
Hello John and Dan, I’m sorry if I still ask for info, you have been really patience. At the end I thought that I could install MacOS and Linux on an external and fast SSD. I would avoid to open the iMac, and honestly I was getting impatience because I cannot use modern SSD, and the old blade ssd are more expensive then the recent ones. I checked on forums and many people are happy with an OS on external SSD. I check the options and I thought I could buy the following:
Blade SSD: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07M...
Considering that I have an iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) with USB 3.0: https://support.apple.com/kb/sp688
Do you think this SSD and enclosure are going to work well with it?
Thank you VERY MUCH for your patience and help.
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