eSata Port on 27" iMac
There are people out here that would like to put an external eSATA port on our 27" late 2009-2010 iMacs. there is a spare one on mine and I would like to put one on my iMac. I have a27" i7 2.8GHz late 2009. I would like to upgrade the hard drive I was thinking to put a eSata in it and use the extra eSata in the unit but thought having an external eSata would be better. Also I want to upgrade the video cared two hold 1 gb of video memory.
can anyone help.
Since my last post, I found out the that there is a second eSata port on the 27" iMacs made in Late 2009 to current ones. where it is and what it looks like I Really do not know. Does anyone have taken apart a Quad Core 27" and have IDed the cables?
But for now I am saving up for the 3TB Seagate Drive and the 500GB Momentus XT. I going to put a 3TB HDD to replace my 2TB HDD (use it for my other 27" replacing the 1TB HDD) and place a 500GB Hybrid drive by Seagate the cost for the drive is about $120.00 plus the cost of the bracket to remove the DVD drive. The Seagate Momentus XT http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/product... its a 500GB HDD running at 7200RPM with 4GB of SSD Memory. In Benchmarks it was 14 secs slower the a 512GB SSD Drive and almost 3 min faster then a stand 500GB HDD booting a 17" Macbook Pro.
As for the Answer about upgrading I cannot afford a MacPro it would cost about $4500.00 to set it up. My 27" Quad core was a present all I could afford at the time was a 27" i5. I have to save up my money every month to plan on upgrading. I just put 8 GB of RAM into the i5 so now I have 12GB of RAM. "Anyone need a set of 2GB Chips for the iMac and Macbook Pros.
So if anyone can find out were the second eSata cable is otherwise I will remove the DVD.