Is this ssd compatible with my iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by krisdcrus21, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/SSDEX6G120/

    I have a 2008 iMac (8,1) 24 inch 2.8 core 2 extreme.I just want to be sure before purchasing it.
     
  2. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    anyone?
     
  3. macrumors 68020

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    I would AVOID OWC ssd like the plague.

    Go with Intel / Micron / SAMSUNG
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    could you possible recommend me a specific model? I'm not a 100% sure when it comes to mac compatible parts
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    I don't think it is compatible with your system. They list lots of MacBooks, Mac Minis, and Mac Pros, but no iMacs.

    You could consider an external SSD with a Firewire 800 interface. (USB 2.0 is kind of pointless for an SSD.) Or contact OWC directly and ask if they have an internal SSD that would work in your iMac.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I know OWC says there aren't any for the iMac, but I know it's possible. I just need someone who has done this installation before to guide me on an appropriate model.
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    A lot of people are using the samsung 830 in their iMac upgrades. Can't go wrong with it. You have the same machine I do, and I will be upgrading with the samsung 830 or 840.
     
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    correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the samsung 830 a 2.5" drive? Doesn't the iMac use a 3.5"? Is it still possible to put a 2.5" SSD into the 2008 iMac wit the fans and everything working as they should?
     
  9. macrumors 68020

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    SATA II 3.5" HDD is what the 8,1 model came with I believe.
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    You need an adapter. Some SSDs even ship with them. Look through the other threads and you will see people are using various 3.5 to 2.5 " adapters. I don't think anybody makes a 3.5" SSD.
     
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    Personally, I'm a huge fan of the Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB SSD's. I have 1 in my iMac, two in my MBP, and two in my wife's MBP.

    In my iMac, I picked up an ODD caddy from Amazon for $11 and replaced my ODD with the SSD, keeping the stock 2TB for storage. In the iMac, you will need to modify the caddy a bit to get it to fit into the ODD mounting frame.

    You can also pick up an external USB case for the ODD to go into on Amazon for pretty cheap.
     

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