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How to: Install an Intel iMac Dual Hard Drive Kit 21.5" (Mid 2011)

If you're the owner of a 21.5" iMac, you understand that bigger is not always better. Your iMac can do nearly everything its 27" big-brother can, and you've got at least five extra Benjamins still in your wallet. If you want your iMac to really fly, the biggest bang for your buck is to boot using a blazing-fast SSD. Since a 1 TB SSD might cost more than your iMac, we've got a solution for those who lack unlimited budgets. 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 kit includes: • Custom SATA power cable • SATA data cable • Custom-cut 3M mounting tape • Two Heavy-duty Suction Cups • 26 Piece Bit Driver Kit • Spudger The recommended tools can be found here OmniCleanz http://www.ifixit.com/Tools/OmniCleanz-Screen-Cleaning-Kit/IF179-007#.T9uqDytYvbA ESD Wrist Strap http://www.ifixit.com/Tools/Anti-Static-Wrist-Strap/IF145-071#.T9uqnCtYvbA The Sorting Trays are no longer made by the manufacturer :'( but you can use one of our handy Magnetic Mats instead http://www.ifixit.com/Tools/Magnetic-Project-Mat/IF145-167#.T9usEStYvbA
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