Comments on: 27” Mid 2010 iMac Disassembled. http://blog.macsales.com/6332-27-mid-2010-imac-disassembled Everything OWC and Newer Technology Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:55:35 +0000 hourly 1 By: Matt http://blog.macsales.com/6332-27-mid-2010-imac-disassembled/comment-page-2#comment-93549 Thu, 05 Jun 2014 02:46:09 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=6332#comment-93549 I have been thinking about updating my 2010 iMac 27″ to stretch it out another few years. I saw a bracket that is supposed to house 2 x2.5″ drives in the 3.5″ bay. Could two SSD drives be mounted as such with the addition of the cables that you recommend? Are you familiar with this bracket?
“BYTECC Bracket-35225 2.5 Inch HDD/SSD Mounting Kit For 3.5″ Drive Bay or Enclosure”.
Thank you!

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By: OWC Ben http://blog.macsales.com/6332-27-mid-2010-imac-disassembled/comment-page-2#comment-82903 Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:05:36 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=6332#comment-82903 You can replace your existing Apple SSD with a new 2.5″ drive and reuse the Apple cabling in the computer. Apple put the SSD behind the logic board, making it a very difficult and time consuming installation.

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By: jseliger http://blog.macsales.com/6332-27-mid-2010-imac-disassembled/comment-page-2#comment-82885 Mon, 10 Mar 2014 05:46:43 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=6332#comment-82885 In case you were curious, here’s what the new 27″ iMacs look like on the inside. We’ve outlined the area where the SSD should go in red.

I am curious and have an original, Apple-installed 256GB SSD in my mid-2010 iMac. But I’d like to replace it with a larger SSD; right now, however, I haven’t been able to find anyone else who has done so. Have you replaced an SSD in a 2010 iMac with two hard drives? If so, can you speak to the experience?

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By: OWC Ben M http://blog.macsales.com/6332-27-mid-2010-imac-disassembled/comment-page-2#comment-64882 Wed, 06 Nov 2013 15:29:30 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=6332#comment-64882 We have looked into this as well and unfortunately have not found any conclusive information on the matter.

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By: socialnetwork http://blog.macsales.com/6332-27-mid-2010-imac-disassembled/comment-page-2#comment-64795 Sat, 26 Oct 2013 18:23:01 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=6332#comment-64795 I have a mid 2010 27″ iMac with factory installed SSD, and I would like to add an internal HDD. Did research online but find no instructions suit my case. Could you help? Really appreciate!

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By: OWC Eddie http://blog.macsales.com/6332-27-mid-2010-imac-disassembled/comment-page-2#comment-64151 Mon, 16 Sep 2013 22:32:33 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=6332#comment-64151 You can add a 2nd SSD by replacing the optical drive with the following kit inside a 2010 27″ iMac:
http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/DDMMCL0GB/

For the 2010 27″ iMac, the graphics card is replaceable but repalcement/upgrade can be verily hard to find.

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By: Sergey http://blog.macsales.com/6332-27-mid-2010-imac-disassembled/comment-page-2#comment-64139 Sun, 15 Sep 2013 20:16:34 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=6332#comment-64139 Sorry, forgot my third question:
Is it possible to replace original video card from my iMac 27″ mid 2010 to Nvidia GeForce GTX 675M?

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By: Sergey http://blog.macsales.com/6332-27-mid-2010-imac-disassembled/comment-page-2#comment-64138 Sun, 15 Sep 2013 20:04:04 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=6332#comment-64138 Hey, I would like to develop this question from Jason two years later (it’s my turn for ‘open surgery’ of iMac now).
I have iMac with only SSD and wanted to add HDD and a second SSD. This setup would make perfect video editing station with three drives.
My questions are:
What cables I need for such setup?
Is it possible to make Y cables for having second SSD and optical drive in?

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By: OWC Michael http://blog.macsales.com/6332-27-mid-2010-imac-disassembled/comment-page-2#comment-60860 Fri, 17 Aug 2012 11:42:32 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=6332#comment-60860 The original OWC SSD was an EXTREME 3G model.

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By: Alejandro http://blog.macsales.com/6332-27-mid-2010-imac-disassembled/comment-page-2#comment-60856 Fri, 17 Aug 2012 00:16:30 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=6332#comment-60856 are there extreme 3g model?

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By: OWC Michael http://blog.macsales.com/6332-27-mid-2010-imac-disassembled/comment-page-2#comment-60844 Thu, 16 Aug 2012 14:27:38 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=6332#comment-60844 You are correct – the SATA Revision 2.0 system bus would limit the Extreme or Electra 6G models to the same speeds as the Extreme or Electra 3G models.

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By: Alejandro http://blog.macsales.com/6332-27-mid-2010-imac-disassembled/comment-page-2#comment-60831 Wed, 15 Aug 2012 01:16:53 +0000 http://blog.macsales.com/?p=6332#comment-60831 You talk about upgrade the iMac middle 2010 model with an OWC Mercury Extreme SSD, but the iMac controller is a SATA Rev 2.0, not 3.0, The speed is the same with Extreme or Electra because of that, right?

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