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OWC Internal SSD DIY Kit for All Apple 27" iMac 2011 Models
iMac to SSD SATA 6Gb/s data & power cable and thermal safe adhesive mounting set

OWC Internal SSD DIY Kit
This kit does not include the tools required for performing this upgrade.
If you need the full upgrade kit with tools, you want to purchase this OWC Internal SSD DIY Kit.
Add a 3G or 6G Solid State Drive (sold separately) to your hard drive only equipped iMac to experience faster booting, near instant application launches and data transfer speeds up to 559MB/s!

Before attempting to perform this installation, please watch the following instructional video in its entirety to determine your ability to perform this complex procedure. OWC assumes no responsibility for damage that may occur during the install. Technical support for this DIY product consists only of the installation video.
Turnkey Upgrade Installation Program
While OWC encourages the DIY philosophy, this is a very difficult install that requires advanced skills. If, after watching the how-to video, you are not fully confident of your ability to add an SSD to your 2011 27-inch iMac, you can choose to have OWC "Do It For You" via our Turnkey Upgrade Installation Program.
Includes:
  • iMac to SSD SATA 6Gb/s data & power cable
  • Thermal safe adhesive mounting set

Includes

  • iMac to SSD SATA 6Gb/s data & power cable
  • Thermal safe adhesive mounting set

NOTE: This kit contains consumable and/or one time use components and therefore is not covered by any warranty. If you have any concerns about your ability to perform the upgrade, you can return the unopened kit for a refund.
This kit is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Mid 2011)
(May, 2011)
Model ID: iMac12,2
2.7GHz i5, 3.1GHz i5, 3.4GHz i7

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.8 / 5 15 out of 16 (94%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: Nutsofamily Location: Vancouver BC Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Works great but pricey December 19, 2016 Great product and works as advertised. Excellent video install demo. My iMac is screaming fast now.

Just a tad pricey!!!!

I would recommend this item to a friend! Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: terence Location: Singapore Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Tried and tested products. September 5, 2016 Products are well designed and tested to be working.

I would recommend this item to a friend! Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Brussels-Belgium Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Excellent compatibility May 9, 2016 Thanks so much for your vry accurate video-instructions and YOUR quick response to my order. Unfortunately it ( hard disk and two cables ) arrived only after 2weeks due to the transporter. The goods arrived in Leipzig (Germany) 2 days after i passed my order but were sent in Lyon(France) where it seemed to be lost for à while before returning in Leipzig and then to Brussels where I live. Maybe are there other transport companies !

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Quito, Ecuador Age: 25-34 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Works perfect February 19, 2016 It fits and works perfect, i can improve my iMac in a so impressive way with an ssd and later i configured my disks to work as fusion drive so mi iMac 2012 was recovered from an slow past...

I could install it by myself without any problem, i only followed the guide posted in ifixit.com and it take me about 3 hours, but it works great!!!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Colorado Springs, CO Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 So much faster than before January 18, 2016 This kit worked exceptionally well. It's not for the faint-of-heart as you're definitely going to be getting up-close-and-personal with the internals of your iMac. That said, moving the OS to the SSD makes everything a million times faster. So glad OWC provides these types of products!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 Genius November 20, 2015 Top notch, simple to attach.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Calgary, AB
Rating: 5/5 Fantastic November 18, 2015 Cable works as expected and allows iMac to boot off of newly installed SSD. So much faster! Thanks!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Elgin, IL Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Works as advertised November 1, 2015 This was exactly what I was looking for, worked well and made the job easy. Combined with the online tutorial it was easy.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 OWC DIY Kit for all Apple 27" iMac 2011 September 22, 2015 rapid and orderly request

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Rotterdam - The Netherlands Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Fit for the purpose April 9, 2015 Combined with the outstanding video information this was an excellent part of the whole operation.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Colorado Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great Product March 23, 2015 Easy installation and thorough installation video

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Alaska Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Nice cable for connecting to a SATA interface September 8, 2014 This kit contains a SATA cable to connect an SSD drive to the iMac mother board. Simple enough to attach and the cable is of good construction. Nothing cheap or flimsy about it. The best advice I offer is to watch OWC video on how to disassemble your iMac and install an SSD drive which uses this cable. While my 2011 iMac did not exactly match that used in the video, I could get the gist of how to install this cable, which was not difficult.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Burleigh Heads, QLD Australia Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Great way to speed up your iMac August 27, 2014 Installation not for the faint hearted or ill-equipped and can be fiddly working with all the cable routing on the back side of the logic board. Once all is installed and OS X is transferred to the newly installed quality SSD, you can expect great things from your iMac.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Olympia, WA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Superb value for a reusable kit August 24, 2014 This kit has a prominent place on my tool shelf because when you need to get inside your iMac, you really need to get inside! I've used it for that purpose twice now and while you hope you never need to open up an iMac, it's reassuring to know you have the tools to do so. The videos here on OWC were most helpful, too. I set my MacBook Air next to where I was working on the iMac and watched/paused the videos while working through the steps.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Austin, Texas Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Tricky install but works well May 2, 2014 This is not advertised as an easy install and it should only be attempted by an experienced person. Apple make getting into iMacs quite difficult. In this model the screen and LED removal is easy. Motherboard removal is straightforward but removing the various connectors is quite possibly the most fragile of the processes and can result in broken connectors if not done correctly. One needs to make sure that the wires are routed correctly and that they do not unnecessarily block the air flow from the fan up past the ODD to the GPU heat sink. This is not discussed in the instructions but the introduction of the SSD under the ODD will partially restrict airflow to the GPU heat sink causing some rise in internal temperatures. I installed a fan control application which allowed me to increase the default fan speed so that GPU temperatures are kept within normal tolerances. The fan is still nearly silent. Everything worked as expected and I completed the upgrade in about 35 minutes. OWC continue to work with users to make upgrades possible and I am thankful for their continued excellence and diligence.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Navarra, SPAIN Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent April 29, 2014 With this item, my "old" windows SSD and the incredible videos available on the web my 2011 iMac now flies like a jet.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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