Add a ssd to a mid 2011 imac 27

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kelly135, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. kelly135 macrumors newbie

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    Hi I would like to add an ssd with the current HD of my imac 27 I will buy this kit https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/DIYIM27SSD11/ is it enough or should I buy a thermal sensor too ?

    I will get a Samsung evo 850 500go

    Also my imac at the start do a buzz sound sometimes I don't know maybe it's the hard drive the onyx app utility tell me my drive need a repair

    Thanks
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    Can I also configure them as a fusion drive ?
     
  2. jcuecker macrumors newbie

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    You might want to consider using a external thunderbolt enclosure and running your SSD externally. That what im doing and it works great.
     
  3. vkd macrumors 6502a

    vkd

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    Yes, that kit has everything you need (except the ssd drive, of course). I have a mid-2011 iMac 27" and installed a Samsung Evo 850 drive in it. You will need to download "macs fac control", a freeware solution to the hard drive temperature control fan, if you do not bother with the thermal sensor. I did not use a thermal sensor, the software solution is more than adequate. They even have a Windows version for if you run that OS in Bootcamp.

    I have made a Fusion drive too with my SSD and HD, it works perfectly and is very fast. I fully recommend you do this upgrade. Good luck!
     

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