iMac 2011: replace HDD with SSD?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Yury, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi Folks,

    Can I replace the HDD for SSD in new iMac with no issues?
    Maybe someone has an experience in it?

    I was googling, but no results till now. On hardmac says that it's impossible but date of that post is may 14. At OWC nothing new.

    Tnx in advance!
     
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    AppleDApp

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    So you would like the possibility of having 2 SSD's in your iMac. It is possible but you have to take apart the mac which is a pain. Check out the iFixit teardown
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Replacing HDD with SSD is no big deal, I was asking about fan issue that OWC was talking about.
     
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    clyde2801

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    If that's the case, put in an ssd in addition to the HD and boot off of that. No fan control issues then.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I know, but wanna to pull out HDD for NAS. And honestly, I don't like an idea to jerking off with additional cables, with taking out motherboard & others...

    Just replacing is much easier & not so painful :cool:
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Up! Any news? Anyone?
     
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    soomster

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    I know this is a old thread, but is there a solution?
     
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    soomster

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    Anyone?
    Einhver?
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    You could use the ssdfanctrl to controll the Fan speed. Im using it about one year now, without any problems. I replaced the HDD with a Crucial m4
     

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