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    SSD, HDD and optical drive in late 2009 iMac
    Is it possible to include an SSD inside the iMac, for the late 2009 model, while retaining both the HDD and optical drive? If so, is there a guide to do this?

    Many Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdizzledogg View Post
    Is it possible to include an SSD inside the iMac, for the late 2009 model, while retaining both the HDD and optical drive?
    Nope.

    Please verify and include the exact model/year of your Mac and OS X version number (available from "About This Mac", then "More Info" on the Apple menu).
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    iMac 2.8GHz i7 late09 OS X 8.2; MacbookAir 13" 2GHz i7 OS X 8.2; TV2; new iPad; iPhone 5.
    Cheers, so if I just replace the HDD with a large SSD do you have any suggestions for what model and price I should go for?

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    Imac 27" Retina 3.3GHz, 512GB Flash, 16GB memory, OS X.11.4.
    Have found OWC Mercury SSD very reliable. Very difficult chore replacing drive with heat sensors.


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