Model A1311 / Mid 2011 / 2.5 & 2.7 GHz Core i5 or 2.8 GHz Core i7 Processor

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iMac Intel 21.5%22 EMC 2428

Hello! I have an iMac 21.5 "2011 basic model (2.5 GHz Core i5, 4 ​​Gb Ram, 500 GB HDD ...) is 100% compatible with HDD + SDD + DVD?. I want to install an SDD, it is possible that imac model?. with these accessories ( and the SDD would be enough to install it?

The installation could be as follows:

Sata 0 -> HDD

Sata 1 -> SDD

Sata 2 -> DVD

Is it correct?

Is there any tutorial for this model of 21.5 "to install SDD + HDD + DVD?

PD: forgive my poor English (I am Spanish). Thank you very much!

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Here is a link to previous discussion on this subject. Hope it answers your question.

Multiple drive connections

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Here's the pictorial guide for installing it:

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+ A picture speaks a thousand words.


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SSD's are not compatible with iMac 21.5in.

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Would you mind backing up that statement?


Sure. There's is no room and you can't put a 4th screw in to hold it down. And it's right under the ODD. So the SSD would be rattling.


Maybe you should inform OWC that what they're selling for the 2011 21" iMac won't work according to you:


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