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2.0TB HDD Upgrade Kit
For All 2009-2010 iMacs

Complete Kit including Thermal Sensor, Tools
and 2.0TB Toshiba DT01ACA Series HDD
Upgrade with Confidence!
Improve Performance and Capacity
OWC's in-line solution is the only hardware digital thermal sensor on the market allowing a third-party SATA drive to be installed in your iMac. A convenient, plug-and-play cable, the In-line Digital Thermal Sensor eliminates fan noise and maintains proper system fan control through the iMac's System Management Controller. This innovative device is designed specifically for the iMac, requires no software hacks and ensures compatibility with Apple's built-in diagnostic processes.

2.0TB Toshiba DT01ACAxx Series Specifications:

Specifications

Form Factor
3.5″ HDD
Interface
SATA 6GB/s
Capacity1
2.0TB
Formatted Capacity2
1862GiB
Rotational Speed
7,200 RPM
Cache / Data Buffer
64MB
Manufacturer Model Number
HDKPC09
RoHS Compliant
Yes
Format

Physical

Height (max)
26.1mm (1.03″)
Width (max)
101.6mm (4.00″)
Length (max)
147mm (5.79″)
Weight (typical)
680g (1.499 lbs.)

Reliability3

Contact Start-Stops
300,000

Performance

Transfer Rate (Max)
6 Gb/sec
Track-to-track Seek
0.5ms

Power

Read Power
6.4 Watts
Write Power
6.4 Watts
Idle Mode
5.2 Watts
Standby Mode
1.0 Watts
Sleep Mode
1.0 Watts

Environmental (Operating)

Shock
70 G max at 2ms
Ambient Temperature (°F)
32°F to 107°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
0°C to 42°C
Vibration
0.67 G, with 5 - 500 Hz
Altitude
-304.8 m to 3,048 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000+ ft)

Environmental (Non-Operating)

Shock
300 G max at 2ms
Ambient Temperature (°F)
-40°F to 158°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
-40°C to 70°C
Vibration
1.04 G, with 2 - 200 Hz
Altitude
-304.8 m to 12,192 m (-1000 ft to 40,000+ ft)

Acoustics

Idle (Typical)
2.7 bels
Seek (Typical)
2.8 bels
  1. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.
  2. In terms of standard gigabytes, 1GiB ≈ 1.074GB and refers to the actual formatted capacity of shown under Mac OS 10.5 or earlier and Microsoft Windows OS.
  3. Specific application environments such as temperature and duty cycle will affect the overall reliability rates.

Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n YIMAC091H2.0 UPC#: 812437024241

Gallery

27" iMac (2010) Install Video


21.5" iMac (2010) Install Video


27" iMac (2009) Install Video


21.5" iMac (2009) Install Video


This product is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Mid 2010)
(July 2010)
Model ID: iMac11,3
3.2GHz i3, 2.8GHz i5, 3.6GHz i5, 2.93GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2010)
(July 2010)
Model ID: iMac11,2
3.06GHz i3, 3.2GHz i3, 3.6GHz i5
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Mid 2009)
(October 2009)
Model ID: iMac11,1
2.66GHz i5, 2.8GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (27-inch Mid 2009)
(October 2009)
Model ID: iMac10,1
3.06GHz, 3.33GHz
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Late 2009)
(October, 2009)
Model ID: iMac10,1
3.06GHz, 3.33GHz

Includes

Included Items
  • (1) High-capacity HDD
  • (1) In-line Digital Thermal Sensor Cable
  • (2) NewerTech 2.25" Suction Cup
  • (1) Torx T10s driver
  • (1) Torx T8s driver
  • (1) NewerTech pry tool
  • (1) Microfiber scratch-free cloth

NOTE: This kit contains consumable and/or one time use components and therefore is non-refundable if opened. If you have any concerns about your ability to perform the upgrade, you can return the unopened kit for a refund.

Warranty

The best warranty is one you never have to use - but should the need occur - we're proud to provide a superior level of support and service coverage to our customers.

2 Year OWC Solution Limited Warranty

OWC is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty coverage to our customers. Even when not used, we understand the peace of mind afforded by a longer warranty period. OWC's industry leading coverage is a testament to our confidence in the reliability of the solutions that we offer. OWC solutions are engineered to demanding quality standards in order to deliver the most reliable, highest performance available on the market in each storage category.

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.7 / 5 59 out of 60 (98%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: BrendonB Location: Bridgeport, CT Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 As Always OWC does it right! January 23, 2018 This kit had it all- from the tools, to the drive, to the mini suction cups! Coupled with the online video tutorial, the process of replacing/upgrading my hard drive was a snap. From start to finish it took about 40 mins (definitely under an hour). The hard drive not only doubled my storage space, but seems to have sped up my system as well. Great product! Thank you!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: 2.0TB 7200RPM SSHD Upgrade/Replacement Kit for Apple iMac (all 2009 - 2010 models). Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: LibbyGH Location: Santa Cruz mountains CA Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 all good except defective suction cups December 19, 2017 Out of the box, both suction cups showed damage to the suction surface, in the form of divots or creases, possibly from having been pressed against another object for a period of time. One of the cups held suction, but the other did not. Customer service was excellent, sending out a replacement suction cup in short order, but I was a little annoyed that I had to make extra effort just to get a functional kit. In any case, we got the new drive installed, and three weeks in, it is working just fine with plenty of room for my files, no complaints there.

This review is from DIY Kit: 3.0TB 7200RPM HDD Upgrade/Replacement Kit for Apple iMac (all 2009 - 2010 models). Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: luttmeister Location: Arlington, TX Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Installation was smooth, drive made mac run faster. November 8, 2017 Installation was very straightforward using video instructions on website. Installation kit was well worth the additional cost, and my Mac runs better than it ever has.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: 2.0TB 7200RPM SSHD Upgrade/Replacement Kit for Apple iMac (all 2009 - 2010 models). Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: tinker2 Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Worked perfectly and easy October 4, 2017 Follow directions with video provided by OWC, took about an hour and my iMac was up and running with a larger hard drive who doesn't want some thing bigger, how awesome is that.

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Reviewer: KjellJern Location: Sweden Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Perfect hard drive replacement kit June 11, 2017 My hard drive to my wonderful iMac 27" broke down after nearly seven years of faithful duty and I wondered if I should throw the complete computer away or go for a repair kit. I choosed the latter and was surprised by the quick delivery all the way to Sweden and the fair price. The instructions are very good, even though I was afraid to tear off some of the thin cables in my work. I managed to make the hard drive transplantation in 1 hour and 15 minutes. Swapping the hard drive was the fun part of the job (as it was successful). Then came the boring part with installing from Time Machine and knowing that I've lost one month of data, as the backup was old.

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Reviewer: supersmoothe Location: new orleans Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 This was so EASY June 6, 2017 Easy as 123 doesn't do this repair/upgrade justice. Follow the video and you can't go wrong. The only improvement would be a screw holder so the magnets don't snatch the screws as you put them back.

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Reviewer: McTool Location: San Jose, CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 the kit and associated online video were excellent May 14, 2017 Even though it's a rather complex set of steps to replace the disk on an iMac, the kit and video provided everything I needed to get the job done rather quickly.The hybrid drive performs better than the original standard hard disk.

Although I had a couple of my own tools like a screwdriver and a pair of tweezers on hand, I didn't really need anything outside of the kit. And the video provides enough detail to get all the connections right. The unit powered up, with no issue since.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: 2.0TB 7200RPM SSHD Upgrade/Replacement Kit for Apple iMac (all 2009 - 2010 models). Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: Omega Location: Castle Rock, CO Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 This kit has it all! May 9, 2017 This kit made the unfortunate event of a failed iMac boot drive very straightforward to replace. All the necessary tools worked as expected and the hard drive is humming along. In conjunction with the how-to video it was a fun project. There are two things to point out in case it helps others: 1. On the back of the original hard drive there's a bumper pad. Be sure to transplant that onto your new hard drive to help with vibration. 2. The video display ribbon cable is rather tricky to do solo. It's also the hardest cable to reinsert. Enlist another set of hands and it will go much easier.

I hope to not ever need this kit again, but I'm pleased with how well it worked.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: 2.0TB 7200RPM SSHD Upgrade/Replacement Kit for Apple iMac (all 2009 - 2010 models). Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: tomdabomb
Rating: 5/5 Older iMac lives again thanks to OWC March 26, 2017 Ordered this kit from OWC to bring an older iMac back from the dead (OEM HDD finally ground to a halt). Followed straightforward OWC drive replacement instruction video and within 2hrs, we were back in action.

Would highly recommend.

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Reviewer: MootPoint
Rating: 4/5 Well Done. March 15, 2017 Got the Toshiba bundle. Very happy with YouTube installation instructions and OS reestablishment and migration. Well Done. I can't rate on durability at this moment. My HDD SMART still displays as "verified". Let you know in a few years or so. The Seagate Barracuda that failed was over 4-years old My system is brand new and I did it myself.

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Reviewer: Stan1 Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Fit perfectly March 2, 2017 Product fit my imac. Shipment was on time.

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Reviewer: OWCalltheway
Rating: 5/5 Great Customer Experience from OWC January 30, 2017 As a person who used to build my own home PC's, who decided to let go of those headaches, and decided trust the user oriented ways of Apple, I had a pleasant OWC experience. I was able to do the labor on my own and have clear instructions that guided me through the whole process...along with additional trustworthy support in case I needed it. My only 2¢ to add (which was well received by OWC's feedback) is that when opening my 7-year old iMac for the first time, there was 7-years worth of dust in there. Don't forget to grab a can of air if you're in the same boat with a HDD failure.

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Reviewer: imacfan Location: Florida Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Perfect replacement kit January 6, 2017 My original drive was replaced under a recall after it failed in 3 years. Now 3 years later, the replacement drive also failed. This kit let me install a drive without the temp sensor built in by including an external sensor, and let me double my capacity as well. This kit included everything needed to install the drive, and the video tutorial explained how to do it step by step. My iMac is running as good as new now and I couldn't be happier.

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Reviewer: bauerod Location: Billings, MT Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great upgrade! December 17, 2016 Just installed this drive in my late 2009 iMac and what a difference in performance. I suspect my original drive was failing because the computer was almost useless with how slow it was. The online videos were very good. The hardest part of the job was reinserting the vertical sync cable once I was finished. I used Time Machine restore to reinstall my previous information (1.3 TB worth) which took about 8 hours. Overall very happy with the choice!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: 2.0TB 7200RPM SSHD Upgrade/Replacement Kit for Apple iMac (all 2009 - 2010 models). Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: PiperPilotJohn Location: Payson, AZ Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Perfect Drive to Solve My iMac Problem! November 21, 2016 I've got a seven year old 27" iMac that still does everything I need it to do. However, when I tried to upgrade the iMac to MacOS Sierra, the install program complained that I couldn't install it because my old HD was failing. Sure enough, it was failing so I decided to replace it with this model. Thanks to the complete install kit and excellent online instructions provided by OWC, the installation went relatively smoothly. The new SSHD is so much better than the old. First of all, it has twice the storage (my old drive was getting full) but being a hybrid drive, is also so much faster now. Bootup time for the iMac is at least 2/3rds faster than before, and true to its specs, the SSHD obviously does figure out what programs I run most often since they too now load much faster than before. All told, this is a great upgrade for the iMac and hopefully will extend the life of this fine computer for a few more years!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: 2.0TB 7200RPM SSHD Upgrade/Replacement Kit for Apple iMac (all 2009 - 2010 models). Customer Videos:

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