iMac Intel 27" Mid 2011 Dual Hard Drive Kit

  • iMac Intel 27" Mid 2011 Dual Hard Drive Kit / Part Only
  • iMac Intel 27" Mid 2011 Dual Hard Drive Kit / Upgrade Bundle

iMac Intel 27" Mid 2011 Dual Hard Drive Kit

$19.99

$19.99

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Product Details

Description

Description

Dual drive power in your 27" iMac.

  • The complete kit includes all the tools and cables you need to install a second drive. Just add an iMac and new hard drive or SSD of your choice.
  • This kit is compatible with all processor speeds, regardless of whether or not Apple offers the additional SSD option for your machine.
  • This kit does not require permanently removing your optical drive.
  • We recommend installing an SSD and using it as your boot drive or a 1 TB hard drive for more storage space.

Note: this kit will only work in Mid 2011 27" iMacs. We also offer an equivalent dual hard drive kit for the Mid 2011 21.5" iMac.

Fix Kit includes:

Part Only Kit includes:

  • Custom SATA power & data cable
  • Custom-cut 3M mounting tape

Compatibility

iMac Intel 27" EMC 2429
2.7 GHz (Mid 2011)
3.1 GHz (Mid 2011)
3.4 GHz (Mid 2011)

Repair Stories

User avatar
Ian Schrader's Story Photo #1334230
Ian Schrader's Story Photo #1334231
Ian Schrader's Story Photo #1334232

My Problem

The original HDD crashed.

My Fix

Very smooth. The how-to was right on the money. I chose to fully remove the logic board and blow out the internals with a can of air while I had it open. Was also able to finally rescue an SD card that had been lost to the Superdrive for a couple of years.

My Advice

Take your time. . . .

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Dan Ringer's Story Photo #1265737
Dan Ringer's Story Photo #1265739
Dan Ringer's Story Photo #1265741

My Problem

It was showing its age. Our 2013 MacBook Pro was running circles around it but cpu benchmarks show it as similar. Only difference? SSD.

My Fix

Very well.

My Advice

Read through all the steps, and the comments but others who’ve tried it. And the YouTube video from OWC.

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Joshua Collins's Story Photo #1331226
Joshua Collins's Story Photo #1331225

My Problem

2011 iMac was soooo slow. Like "click an app, go do errands, come back it's open (unless it crashed already)" kind of slow. Also 1 TB hard drive getting fuller and not helping the slowness.

My Fix

Repair went well. Found out that Apple added some extra screws and casing when I got my Superdrive replaced a . . .

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Alan's Story Photo #997799
Alan's Story Photo #997800

My Problem

I had a friend who had bought, 2nd hand, a mid 2011, 27" iMac for his son and wanted to install an SSD into it to move the OS onto.

My Fix

The repair went well up until the part after removing the optical drive. It was at this point that I started to get suspicious (whereas in reality I should have spotted . . .

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mattgow's Story Photo #873326

My Problem

Wanted to add a fast SSD drive to an old iMac without removing existing HDD or optical

My Fix

The repair went fine. It's a bit tedious (thanks Apple) but not crazy.

My Advice

The screws holding the monitor in place are a pain to put back in due to the strong magnets nearby. Hold each screw tightly with a pair of needl . . .

User avatar

My Problem

Slow speeds due to ancient HDD technology

My Fix

Much easier than I expected. The guide was super easy to follow.

My Advice

Should include a section on how to boot up the SSD once the install is complete.

User avatar

My Problem

My iMac (mid 2011) kept restarting and stayed in that cycle. It would come up to the white screen with the Apple and shut down again. I am hours away from an Apple Store and I work on computers at my job so I thought I'd give it a try.

My Fix

Turns out that I needed to use my 1GB external Hard Drive I use f . . .

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My Problem

Wanted to make the computer faster by adding an SSD.

My Fix

It wasn't easy but the guide was spot on and the tools were completely appropriate. Just such small gaps and connectors for my clumsy big man hands.

My Advice

Worked as described in the tutorial but frustrating for the average adult man. But so happy with the . . .

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My Problem

Replaced main hard drive with new ssd

My Fix

Repair went good. Instructions were well detailed and I was easily able to add new ssd.

My Advice

Instructions did not warn that as soon as you add a none apple hard drive that the fan will go max speed. Was able to find a 3rd party app on my own to make the fan use an inte . . .

User avatar

My Problem

I just need to speed up the read and write speed of the disk, installing and using a second hard drive such as SSD will do the job.

My Fix

Taking out the optical drive and replacing it with an SSD went well just having some difficulty in putting back the logic board it took me a while to insert in back in t . . .

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