Take apart one of Apple’s latest iMacs and inside you’ll find plenty of space for mounting an additional hard drive. Of course, it’s useless if you don’t have the tools for the job, but that’s where iFixit comes in. The teardown specialists have released a new kit that provides you with everything you need for installing an additional hard drive in your new iMac.
The kit costs $69.95 and includes a custom SATA power cable, a SATA data cable, custom-cut 3M mounting tape, two heavy-duty suction cups, a 26 piece driver kit, and a “spudger.”
I know what you’re thinking: Why do you need two heavy-duty suction cups? Well, to get inside your iMac, you’ll need to remove its display. Sure, it’s not a job for the faint-hearted, but thanks to iFixit’s repair guides (21.5-inch iMac and 27-inch iMac), it’s easier than you think.
The only think missing from that kit is a hard drive itself, which you’ll have to purchase separately. iFixit recommends installing an SSD drive as your boot drive (with Mac OS X installed), and a larger hard disk drive for storage to make your system super snappy.