Added Mushkin Enhanced Callisto 240GB SSD to iMac "Core 2 Duo" 3.06 27" (Late 2009)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by MikeLord, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. MikeLord macrumors member


    Apr 26, 2004
    I couldn't justify the cost of one of the new dual drive 27" iMacs, so I compromised :p and replaced the 1TB WD Caviar Black disk drive in my current iMac "Core 2 Duo" 3.06 27-inch (Late 2009) with a Mushkin Enhanced Callisto 240GB SSD from

    Overall, it was a pretty painless process. The ifixit guide was invaluable!

    Nice Xbench Disk Test scores:

    Results 340.17
    System Info
    Xbench Version 1.3
    System Version 10.6.4 (10F569)
    Physical RAM 8192 MB
    Model iMac10,1
    Drive Type Mushkin MKNSSDCL240GB-DX
    Disk Test 340.17
    Sequential 204.37
    Uncached Write 264.59 162.45 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 299.25 169.32 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 99.11 29.00 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 423.54 212.87 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Random 1013.72
    Uncached Write 1346.71 142.56 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 500.74 160.31 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 3172.10 22.48 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 1122.29 208.25 MB/sec [256K blocks]
  2. Asylum Design macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2010
    Decent speed... how much was that drive?

    Mine (64 GB Kingston SSDNOW+):

  3. Paulywauly macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2009
    Durham, UK
    how interesting! How much of a speed boost did you notice in day to day usage? Does this void the warranty on the machine?

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