The iFixit team who are normally taking gadgets apart to see how they tick. Has today announced a new dual hard rive kit it has created for mid 2011 iMac machines. The kit has been created to allow you to fit an extra hard drive within your iMac allowing you to install a SSD drive if preferred with extra storage provided by the additional HDD.
The dual drive iMac kit has been designed for both the Apple 21.5″ and 27″ iMac models and contains a custom SATA power cable, SATA data cable, custom-cut 3M VHB double-sided mounting tape, two heavy-duty suction cups, spudger, and a 26 piece bit driver set to make sure you have everything necessary to complete the installation job. iFixit explains:
” We’ve custom designed a kit with all the parts and tools you need to install a second hard drive inside your Mid 2011 21.5″ iMac. It will work with all processor speeds, regardless of whether Apple offers the additional SSD option for your machine. And unlike other kits, our product does not require permanently removing your optical drive.
You’ll have two drives as well as a functioning optical drive. All you need is an extra 2.5″ SATA drive (not included). We recommend installing an SSD and using it as your boot drive, but you could instead install a 1 TB hard drive for more storage space.”
The new iFixit Dual Hard Drive Kit for iMac Mid 2011 is now available from the iFixit website for $69.95.
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