12.7 mm SATA Optical Bay SATA Hard Drive Enclosure

$19.95

Product code: IF107-081-1

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12.7 mm SATA Optical Bay SATA Hard Drive Enclosure

$19.95

Product code: IF107-081-1

Product Overview

You can now have two hard drives in your mini! By replacing your optical drive, you can install up to a 1 TB hard drive in this enclosure to increase your available storage space. This drive also is available via Target Disk Mode when connected to another Mac using Firewire.

Optical Bay is 12.7 mm tall. Accepts 2.5 inch SATA hard drives up to 12.5 mm in height.

Note: This enclosure does not work with ATA drives or drives taller than 12.5mm

Compatibility

  • All Model A1283 Mac minis
  • Mid 2010 Model A1347 Mac minis
  • iMac Intel 20" EMC 2266
  • iMac Intel 24" EMC 2267
  • iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2308 and 2389
  • iMac Intel 27" EMC 2309 and 2374

Product Details

  $19.95

 

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Replacement Guides

iMac Intel 20" EMC 2266

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2308

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2389

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 24" EMC 2267

Difficulty: Moderate

iMac Intel 27" EMC 2309 and 2374

Difficulty: Moderate

Mac Mini Mid 2010

Difficulty: Difficult

Mac Mini Mid 2010

Difficulty: Moderate

Mac mini Model A1283

Difficulty: Moderate

 

Compatibility

iMac Intel 20" EMC 2266
2.66 GHz (EMC No. 2266)
iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2308
3.06 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
3.33 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2389
3.06 GHz (Core i3)
3.2 GHz (Core i3)
3.6 GHz (Core i5)
iMac Intel 24" EMC 2267
2.66 GHz
2.93 GHz
3.06 GHz (EMC No. 2267)
iMac Intel 27"
2.66 GHz (Quad Core i5)
2.8 GHz (Quad Core i7)
3.06 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
3.33 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
Mac mini Model A1283
2 GHz (Core 2 Duo, A1283)
2.26 GHz (A1283)
2.53 GHz (A1283)
2.66 GHz (A1283)
Mac mini Model A1347
2.4 GHz (Core 2 Duo, Mid 2010)
2.66 GHz (Core 2 Duo, Mid 2010)
 

Stories

My Problem

I'm a full-time computer repair specialist who does side work for friends. Sometimes, those friends are customers whose computers we can't fix (because we don't carry the parts) or aren't allowed to fix (because it's too complicated of a repair). This was one of those times. The iMac wouldn't boot and failed AHT's sensor test. I gave them the option to a) replace the sensor cable on the HDD (which I got from OWC); b) remove the ODD and replace it with an SSD (using the optical-SATA enclosure); or c) both (OS on the SSD and HDD as a backup). They opted for both.

My Fix

Like a surgeon, cuttin for the very first time. JK...actually, it went off without a hitch, thanks to this guide (and the iFixit HDD replacement guide for the same model for the other part of my repair). My spouse thought I was crazy - they'd never seen me do stuff like this before, even though I do it every day at work. But seriously, if you have any computer repair skills, this guide is spot-on. Just go for it. The most nerve-wracking part is getting the glass off, so if you're squeamish about that, just ask for some help from a more patient friend. That takes no repair skills whatsoever - just a patient, steady set of hands. Total time for BOTH parts of the repair - 1 hour and 30 minutes - from the moment I laid the iMac down to the OS finishing its installation. Seriously...these guides are amazing.

My Advice

So...I'm a cheapo and only ordered what I needed. I figured I could get the glass off, and I did, without the suction cups. I used a plunger (yes, which I cleaned very well). I put it right in the middle of the glass, at the top where the suction cups were placed in the guide. However, I'm going to buy a set of the suction cups for future repairs. The plunger idea, which I've seen in the comments of some of the iMac repair guides, is NUTS. It's way too much pressure. Oh, it'll stick to the glass and it'll pull it off of there. But you're also liable to send the glass flying across the room once it comes off, or just crack it at the bottom inside the casing before you slide it out. Just get the suction cups.

My Problem

Wanted to replace my Superdrive in 2010 Mac mini that had been disabled way back when I first upgraded to Snow Leopard. Parts arrived very quickly. Instructions were simple. Added a Samsung 500gb SSD. Good to go.

My Fix

Had to troubleshoot after the first go around. Computer became extremely hot! I realized I had reattached thermal sensors incorrectly, but after a partial teardown and double-check, all is well.

My Advice

Get Trim Enabler app because OS X will not support 3rd party SSDs in this regard. Be sure to buy the logic board removal tool as well. Also, the rubber washers on the antenna grill screws will degrade if you unscrew them to many times...just a warning. Be safe!

My Problem

The iMac was a mid-2010 i5 3.0GHz, not too shabby but was getting a bit long in the tooth for opening up Adobe programs and took forever when switching logged in users.

My Fix

This was the second iMac I've done this on now, and the swap was simple and easy. I would say the 12.7mm SATA Optical Bay does not line up with the screw holes for the black optical drive holder very well. Both now that I've done did not match, and I've had to bust off a few of the plastic tabs to get the enclosure to fit in nicely. Not a huge deal but mildly annoying.

My Advice

Leave the screen ribbon on the board and disconnect the screen side, the little tiny connector on the board with the metal clasp is a pain in the ass, especially if you have normal non 10-year old sized hands.

My Problem

The optical drive did not work so I installed dual Hard Drive instead.

And I want to upgrade to El Kapitan and install some more ROM.

My Fix

I followed the guide from IFIXIT for how to Install Mac Mini Mid 2010 Dual Hard Drive. Very good instruction even for a Norwegian amateur.

I first Cloned the old hard drive with a ekstern Icy Box docking station to my new Samsung 250GB SSD disk.

Followed the instuction and put the new HD in a 12,7mm Optical Bay from Ifixit. Put everything together with som new 8GB (2x4) memory.

Started up and hold down the [alt] when I heard the apple sound. Chose the new SSD as start disk and every thing did work.

I then changed the startup Disk in System Preferences and set the NEW SSD as startup drive.

Then I installed the El Kapitan and I got a brand new Mac :-)

My Advice

Do it!

Read all repair guid in iFixit

My Problem

Slow IMAC needed some action!

Replaceing the optical drive with an 250GB SSD (from Crucial) was a natural choice!

Using the new SSD as startup disk.

My Fix

Beeing very carefull and spending a litle extra time on the echange process - Succsess!

OSX and applications now run on the SSD. User on the old h.disk and Time Machine on my ext. disk.

All IMAC operations much faster!!

My Advice

The 4 holes ment for fastening the hard drive enclosure in the existing plastic "fork" did not match complitely! (Aprox. 2 mm out of center.) I ended up increasing the hole diameter in the "fork" and the problem was solved! Please control your stock!

My Problem

Slow IMAC needed some action!

Replaceing the optical drive with an 250GB SSD (from Crucial) was a natural choice!

Using the new SSD as startup disk.

My Fix

Beeing very carefull and spending a litle extra time on the echange process - Succsess!

OSX and applications now run on the SSD. User on the old h.disk and Time Machine on my ext. disk.

All IMAC operations much faster!!

My Advice

The 4 holes ment for fastening the hard drive enclosure in the existing plastic "fork" did not match complitely! (Aprox. 2 mm out of center.) I ended up increasing the hole diameter in the "fork" and the problem was solved! Please control your stock!

My Problem

Las computadoras de disco mecánico ya tardaban mucho en encender y a cada rato salía la pelota playera dando vueltas, signo de que el sistema está pensando o atorado.

My Fix

La reparación fue sencillísima, las cosas que compré en iFixit me llegaron rapidísimo! Y las guías me sirvieron perfectamente.

My Advice

Mi consejo es que hay veces que se pueden utilizar los dedos en lugar de herramientas o pinzas, para zafar los conectores, tendrás más control y menos riesgo de romperlos.

My Problem

My wife and I, being on a limited budget, needed new iMacs. Not being able to afford one for each of us, we decided to take a gamble on trying to upgrade the ones we already had. They are both mid 2010 21.5" iMacs. Both had become slow as Christmas. I had read about this website and did my home work. A solid state drive in place of our optical drive using fixit hardware specifically designed to fit our iMacs should do the trick I thought to myself so we made the order for the mounting hardware.

My Fix

The repair was a snap with the great easy to understand videos provided by fixit. Took me about 20 minutes per iMac and all the parts fit perfectly.

My macs now have been setup as fusion drives like the latest macs and runs super fast! Best investment I have made in a longtime saving me a ton.

My Advice

I would not only recommend ifixit but I am now a dedicated customer. I will do all my iMac upgrades with these guys and recommend you do to. It's a snap!! Thanks guys for a more than AWSOME experience and most of all for saving me thousands of dollars.

My Problem

Wanted to speed up my iMac performance. The RAM was already maxed, so the only thing left to do was upgrade the what's drive to an SSD.

My Fix

It was pretty smooth. Much easier than I thought it would be.

My Advice

I think it's worthwhile to upgrade the ram & SSD on your older Mac before going out and buying a new one. Plus, the new designs are not upgradeable like the older ones.

My Problem

Upgrade mid 2010 iMac 21.5 to SSD

My Fix

I have successfully upgraded my iMac mid 2010 21.5 inch to Samsung Pro 256G SSD using the SATA optical bay hard drive enclosure. Initially, I ordered the wrong part and iFixit switched it for me prior to shipping. Second, the product arrived couple days late (most likely from UPS fault) but they refunded my shipping (to my surprise) fee. Appreciate that.

My Advice

I have to admit taking the iMac apart is much tougher than upgrading PC. Give yourself couple of hours for the project and be patient. Having an extra hand is definitely helpful. In addition, if you can get access to a surgical glove, it worked well since no risk for static electricity and no finger print on your LCD screen.