12.7 mm SATA Optical Bay SATA Hard Drive Enclosure

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Product code: IF107-081-1

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12.7 mm SATA Optical Bay SATA Hard Drive Enclosure

$39.95 Was $59.95
You save $20.00!

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

  $39.95

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

50+ Available

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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

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.

My Problem

There was an issue with the original HD that came with the computer.

My Fix

The repair went very well even though some parts had to be modified for the two SSD to be installed.

My Advice

I wish that they would have instructions for the steps in reverse.

My Problem

I needed more disk space on my IMAC

My Fix

All went well. The guide is great. Only problem damaged LCD sensor cable and had to replace. So take you time when you disconnect this cable....

My Advice

Follow the guide and read comments provided with guide. Take your time and have patience...

My Problem

Need faster hdd

My Fix

Smooth

My Advice

Could be more thourough in the manual as there are some steps missing and had to resort to youtube for some part

My Problem

My HHD die on me and it was time to change it, and since the SSD are giving more space I decided to just put the SSD 1T on the iMac and spare the live of the DVD player... and yes I did not use the Optical drive Bay, but may be eventually I'll use it for a second SSD and expand memory of my mac...

My Fix

1st of all, delivery is *!&$!&$^ FAST, BUT I MEAN FAAAAST, it was next day delivery, considering I live in Montreal...

It went relatively well, the only bump on the road was, it brooke one the Phillips screw bit at the tip, may be that batch did not pass thru QA and they where in a bad shape, anyways for the rest it went as expected and now I have a !&&* of a machine

My Advice

Plan ahead on the investment, computers for me are an essential tool to make a living.

Thanks iFix it for the Guides and the tools.

PS. sorry I did not take any pics, I'll do next time !

My Problem

disque dur donnant signe de faiblesse et espoir rapidité SSD

My Fix

Demontage vitre : ok

demontage ecran : ok

La nappe LED en haut a G : attention bien l'attraper proche du connecteur partie bleu (c'est un ruban). EN la prenant plus haut je l'ai abimé mais ouf ça marche quand meme.

Les auttres nappes et connecteur : OK

Le support pour SSD d'Ifixit : moyen car les 4 vis ne s'aligne pas parfaitement en lieu et place du lecteur optique. Mais bon ça marche en forçant.

Le disque dur : j'ai pris le WD de ifixit pensant ne pas avoir le probleme ventilo : premierent il y a un connecteur 8 broches sur le DD et le fil en a 6 ..reperer la position exacte de ce fil sur le DD ad'origine avant de le debrancher. J'ai essayer de le brancher sur 2 positions possibles mais ventilo tournent à fond. A prioris Firmware du DD. Deçu de ne pas le savoir de la part de Ifixit avant. J'utilise donc fancontrol comme soft pour ralentir les ventilos.

Remontage sans probleme.

My Advice

Bien suivre tuto qui est superbe.

Attention 1ere nappe.

Marque DD : n'importe lequel vu que sonde temperature ne marchera pas !!

Mon imac est transformé : vive le SSD :)

My Problem

I wanted to squeeze a few more years out of this computer as it fit my needs very well, and the 24" screen size is just right for my office. The only problem was that my iMac seemed sluggish compared to my 2010 MacBook Pro which I had upgraded with a SanDisk Extreme SSD 2 years before. That upgrade was game-changing and made my laptop feel like a new computer! I worried that the upgrade to my iMac might be more of a challenge than I had bargained for, but I gathered my courage and decided to take the plunge by replacing the rarely used optical drive with a 480GB SanDisk SSD Extreme II, which was on sale at Amazon for $259.

My Fix

Everything went very well except for two issues.

The biggest of the two problems I encountered was that the original optical drive enclosure mounting holes did not align properly with the 12.7 mm SATA optical bay drive enclosure I purchased from iFixIt. What should have been easy-peasy took me almost a half hour to get only 3 of the 4 screws into the enclosure. I satisfied myself that it was "good enough", but I was very disappointed that the drive enclosure was that far off. The otherwise excellent guide stops at removing the drive enclosure and removing the optical drive. There is no advice regarding any modification that may or may not be necessary to reinstall it or what to do if the screw holes don't align with the one provided by iFixIt.

For the record, I checked that the iFixIt enclosure was installed correctly and mounted correctly in the original optical drive bay. The screw holes were just off and as described above, making the mounting screws almost impossible to reinstall.

The other issue was reinstalling the power supply cable. Disconnecting it the way the guide suggested was straightforward, but reinstalling it was a challenge for my adult-sized fingers. I decided to loosen the power supply by removing the 4 screws that hold it in place. That gave me the ability to lift the power supply and get far better access to the connector.

My Advice

Use an icecube tray to keep the screws, pieces of tape, thermal sensors et al in place while you work. It makes reinstallation a snap!

If you can't get to the power supply connector during reassembly, loosen or remove the four screws that hold the power supply in place, lift it just enough to snap the connector back in place, then reinstall the 4 screws that hold it in place.

Buy a can of compressed air and carefully blow out all of the accumulated dust from the motherboard, fans, etc. Your computer will run cooler and you'll add years to it's life by making sure it's as dust free as possible. Accumulated dust makes components run hotter and fail sooner. Taking this rare opportunity to clean it with compressed air is something to take advantage of during the upgrade.

Be sure to thoroughly clean the display screen and the cover glass with something like ScreenKleen during reassembly. You don't want a fingerprint, smudge or piece of dust to be on it or you'll see it every time you turn on the computer!

My Problem

My hard drive failed, and my optical drive was spotty at best, so I upgraded the hard drive and swapped out the optical for an SSD to use as a boot drive.

My Fix

The repair went fairly well. It only took me an hour or two, the only problem I had was a slight misalignment between the screw holes on the drive enclosure and the threaded screw holes inside my iMac. After several attempts to more fully insert the enclosure to align the holes, I had to settle for strong-arming the screws in at a slight angle. It seemed steady enough, and I've had no issues in the month since. Despite that one problem, I was very happy with the outcome overall and found the guide to be exceptionally well written and illustrated.

My Advice

Since you rarely get into an iMac like this, it's a great opportunity to dust out the system, so having some canned air is a good idea before you begin.

My Problem

500GB HDD from got really slow

My Fix

Almost damaged display cable connector when opening/closing imac 21,5".

It wasn't clear for me how to bracket on the connector worked.

so i damaged the connector somewhat (some coper felt off).

My Advice

Extra attention in the documentation

My Problem

I wanted to convert my Mid 2010 Mac Mini into a server

My Fix

The optical kit from iFixit worked without a hitch. Instructions were easy. But... Be very gentle!

Two connector broke loose from the logic board as I attempted to remove the connectors. I handled them very gently: thermal sensor for the optical drive and the RF remote. I struggled to resolver them for many hours, in the end destroying the RF connector pads on the board. I tried restarting the computer and got some continuous beeping. I figured I had completely destroyed my logic board.

I googled the beeps and decided it must be the RAM installation. Turned out one of the RAM card was messed up. I replaced them both with two old ones from a MacBook Pro and everything booted up perfectly!

In the end the RF connector is hanging loose in the computer because I don't need the remote or the LED.

I now have a 120Gb SSD for the boot disk and a 960Gb SSD for the 2nd drive.

The optical kit from iFixit worked without a hitch.

My Advice

Be very gentle and if possible look at the connectors under a magnifying glass, or better still a microscope, while you are pulling them out. It is much easer to understand where and how to pull if you can see what you are dealing with.