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    Install SSD in 2008 iMac?
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    Install SSD in 2008 iMac?
    Is there any reason this cant be done?

    Thanks!
    Mac Specs: 20" iMac 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo 4 GB RAM 500 GB HD OS 10.6.8 Magic Trackpad- eMac 1.42 GHz (RIP) - iMac G3 Grape 400 MHz 1GB RAM 40GB HD OS 10.4.11 iSub - iPad 2 16GB - iPod Classic 120 GB - iPod Shuffle 2nd Gen 1GB - Apple TV 2

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    Install SSD in 2008 iMac?
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    None whatsoever if you have the skills and patience to open the iMac up and change out the hard drive to a SSD. Note that you'll likely need a 3.5" bracket adapter to fit the 2.5" SSD in.

    Make sure you follow directions for opening the iMac up at iFixit: The free repair manual and also have the proper tools. (They also sell the tools.)

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    Install SSD in 2008 iMac?
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    And the best bracket is the Icy Dock.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Install SSD in 2008 iMac?
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    I seriously wished I would have dropped the cash for a 120 GB SSD when my original HD died this summer(thank God for Time Machine). It's kinda interesting how people have re-evaluated how much HD space they need when they see the performance benefits of an SSD and weight it against the price tag. One thing is for certain, if I don't replace the HD in my current iMac for an SSD, my next machine will certainly have one. Booting an 11" MBA from a complete shut down at Best Buy and witnessing the lightening fast boot time first hand made me an SSD believer. Off to 100% ready in under 20 seconds = awesome.
    Mac Specs: 20" iMac 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo 4 GB RAM 500 GB HD OS 10.6.8 Magic Trackpad- eMac 1.42 GHz (RIP) - iMac G3 Grape 400 MHz 1GB RAM 40GB HD OS 10.4.11 iSub - iPad 2 16GB - iPod Classic 120 GB - iPod Shuffle 2nd Gen 1GB - Apple TV 2

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    Install SSD in 2008 iMac?
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    Yes. Mac Pro boots in less than 18 seconds. And not being a movie or iTunes person, space is not so vital and if I was, a second drive would be the shot for storing applications.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Install SSD in 2008 iMac?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    None whatsoever if you have the skills and patience to open the iMac up and change out the hard drive to a SSD. Note that you'll likely need a 3.5" bracket adapter to fit the 2.5" SSD in.
    I used the Newer Tech AdaptaDrive 3.5"2.5" adapter to mount a Samsung SSD into my early 2008 iMac. The adapter worked flawlessly.

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