Can the HDD be removed without replacing it?
Late 2009 iMac 27"
Hi, so I have a late 2009 iMac, in which i've already swapped the SuperDrive for a 500GB SSD using a carriage adapter.
I set this as my boot drive with OS-X installed and it works great. A while later however, the factory HDD died so I want to remove it but don't really care about replacing it with a new one. Maybe sometime i'll add another SSD but can't afford one now.
The question is, can i remove the factory HDD, just leave the cables dangling and just let it boot off the SSD? Or does a drive have to be in the 0 SATA slot?
I'm pretty sure everything would be fine but i don't want to put it back to together only to find it wont boot, so seeking someone who's maybe done this.