iMac Intel 20" EMC 2105 and 2118 Repair

Model A1174 with 2 GHz Core Duo or Model A1207 with 2.16 or 2.33 GHz Core 2 Duo

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replace PATA optical drive with an SSD drive

last night I had a crazy idea!

would it be possible to replace optical drive (PATA)

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with an SSD drive?

the only problem is the PATA connection instead of SATA, I don't know if there is an adapter or PATA SSDs

edit: I found this:

[ http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/SSDMX...|OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro Legacy Edition 9.5mm for IDE/ATA desktop systems]

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Here's what you need to put in a SATA hard drive in your PATA optical bay slot: 9.5 mm PATA Optical Bay SATA Hard Drive Enclosure

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from the notes on the link: This enclosure does not work with ATA drives or hard drives thicker than 9.5 mm. plus: Compatibility >> MacBooks

by joleisa

Try this one: http://www.ifixit.com/Apple-Parts/12-7-m...

by mayer

again on the notes: This enclosure does not work with ATA drives or drives taller than 9.5mm. which I don't understand why! PATA drives have different sizes?

by joleisa

what you think? can I use this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwRClahcU...

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ok finally I can answer to my own question!

this a Caddy for this type of iMac. It converts Sata (internal) to Pata (external) you can use any data connection 2,5" drive (ssd or hdd).

here is the site selling it:

http://www.newmodeus.com/shop/index.php?...

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