Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Desktops > iMac

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jan 18, 2013, 12:32 PM   #1
walkie
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Upgrade early 2010 iMac

Hi all, I've been thinking about buying a SSD and upgrade my early 2010 21.5" iMac, actually I upgraded RAM memory from 4GB to 12GB and it worked like a charm, but I don't know if I will take advantage of the top speed of a SSD since I ignore if this model in particular has SATA II or SATA III, anyone has already done this in the same iMac model? please help.
Thanks.
walkie is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 18, 2013, 12:42 PM   #2
simsaladimbamba
macrumors Core
 
simsaladimbamba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: located
While the 2010 iMac might "only" have an S-ATA 3.0 Gbps (S-ATA II) interface and not take advantage of S-ATA 6.0 Gbps (S-ATA III) speeds with an S-ATA 6.0 Gbps (S-ATA III) SSD for sequential read and write tasks, an SSD will be a huge improvement just for the latency (finding and opening files/apps much, much faster) alone.
I have an S-ATA 6.0 Gbps (S-ATA III) SSD in my 2009 MBP, which only has S-ATA 3.0 Gbps (S-ATA II), but the speed improve is astonishing.
__________________
living on the moderately profane edge
simsaladimbamba is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 18, 2013, 03:01 PM   #3
walkie
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by simsaladimbamba View Post
While the 2010 iMac might "only" have an S-ATA 3.0 Gbps (S-ATA II) interface and not take advantage of S-ATA 6.0 Gbps (S-ATA III) speeds with an S-ATA 6.0 Gbps (S-ATA III) SSD for sequential read and write tasks, an SSD will be a huge improvement just for the latency (finding and opening files/apps much, much faster) alone.
I have an S-ATA 6.0 Gbps (S-ATA III) SSD in my 2009 MBP, which only has S-ATA 3.0 Gbps (S-ATA II), but the speed improve is astonishing.
Thank you so much, so when buying it is best to buy the 3G in my case and not to spend the extra money for the 6G one since it won't deliver as fast as it is, that's ok.
walkie is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 18, 2013, 03:05 PM   #4
simsaladimbamba
macrumors Core
 
simsaladimbamba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: located
Quote:
Originally Posted by walkie View Post
Thank you so much, so when buying it is best to buy the 3G in my case and not to spend the extra money for the 6G one since it won't deliver as fast as it is, that's ok.
As S-ATA 6.0 Gbps (S-ATA III) SSDs are not that expensive anymore, it is okay to buy such an SSD, but if you have access to S-ATA 3.0 Gbps (S-ATA II) SSDs, that are much cheaper than S-ATA 6.0 Gbps (S-ATA III) SSDs, then you can go for that.
__________________
living on the moderately profane edge
simsaladimbamba is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Desktops > iMac

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:56 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC