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

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Using the same SATA Cable for a WD Blue SSD?

Hello, I’m looking to have dual drives in my iMac swapping the Optical Drive with the WD Blue SSD in place. I’m wondering if it’s a straight swap using the same SATA cable from the Optical?


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Not sure why you’ve decided to swap out the optical drive Vs using the better solution as described here Installing iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2428 Dual Drive Kit

There are a couple of reasons you really don’t want to swap out the optical drive:

  • The first is the optical drives SATA connection on the logic board is only SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) so you’ll loose have of the possible band witch of the connection! The spare SATA port on the logic board is SATA III (6.0 Gb/s).
  • Besides why do you want to lose the use of the drive needlessly!

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