2 Replies Latest reply: May 12, 2011 2:14 PM by rkaufmann87
Jpoirx Level 1 Level 1

I have been looking at purchasing a new 2011 iMac but recent news has been talking about proprietary HDD Sata interfaces. Is this a real thing? It's important from a purchasing standpoint because i just purchased an OCZ Vertex 3 SSD hard drive (a $500 drive) to be used in the Mac that I get. I've used it in a new Macbook 2011 with no issues so I'm hoping this isn't true.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • Ho Lee MACkeral Level 4 Level 4

    Unless Thunderbolt and Facetime HD camera are important I would get a refurb 2010 model.

  • rkaufmann87 Level 9 Level 9

    Here is an article from OWC, a trusted vendor:


    OWC HD and SSD article 2011 iMac


    In short if you want an internal SSD or larger HD you need to purchase the ones Apple provides when ordering.


    If you have additional feedback please channel that to Apple at www.apple.com/feedback. Not that you are commenting about the following but just to nip this discussion in the bud these forums are to discuss technical issues only. Discussion of Apple's policies and decisions is against the Terms & Conditions of this forum.