SSD Upgrade Recommendations for 2009 iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ForumViewer, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2011
    I'm looking to breathe some new life into my late 2009 27" iMac. I'm too tempted to get a brand new iMac, so I figure if I can slap an SSD in my old, it'll save me a couple thousand dollars in terms of added performance.

    So...can anyone recommend an SSD that will work in an iMac? Looking for about a 256GB one. Additionally, I would be doing this project myself, so a pointer to easy to follow instructions would also be appreciated. I do have extensive PC building experience, so don't worry :)

    Thanks for your help and suggestions in advance.
  2. macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Olympia, WA
    Check out the guide on (iPhone just tried to change that address to lol). Then you can get pretty much any 2.5" SSD and a 3.5" icy dock adapter. I recommend Samsung SSDs personally.
  3. macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2012
    upstate NY
    I have the same iMac and I upgraded SSD a year ago, by taking off optical drive and putting a SSD (Intel 320 160GB) in its place through a dock. Samsung, Intel or Crucial, each of them works well.

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