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50voltphantom 01-22-2011 11:15 PM

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

Thanks!

chscag 01-22-2011 11:27 PM

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.)

harryb2448 01-23-2011 05:25 PM

And the best bracket is the Icy Dock.

50voltphantom 01-23-2011 06:26 PM

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.

harryb2448 01-24-2011 05:36 PM

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.

jefe2000 07-15-2012 09:25 PM

Newer Tech AdaptaDrive
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by chscag (Post 1173948)
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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