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Discussion in 'iMac' started by bpeeps, May 23, 2011.
I am just curious as to the amount of iMac peeps who are buying the SSD versus those who are not.
I'm one in the no SSD camp. I am well aware of the speed bump you can get with a SSD but I don't think it's worth the upgrade price and I prioritized space over speed. Also, I don't see myself doing tasks that will require crazy amounts of disc writing.
At least we have options. Either have apple authorized repair shop install choice of our own SSD internally or hopefully be able to add one via thunderbolt.
I would like one as well, but I can't justify the current cost for the speed bumps.
Sticking with HDD as well. Can't quite afford the luxuries of seconds of increased load and start ups. Sounds nice though.
I'd buy the SSD option if it was an X25-M G2, $300-400 for the 160GB model. But I won't buy whatever SSD they are selling.
I think this gives pretty hard numbers (110 orders tracked so far, 1 having shipped). Statistics tab gives a pretty decent breakdown:
2011 Thunderbolt iMac w/ SSD Shipment Tracker
I'm getting the 1TB+256 SSD 27" iMac 3.4 GHz
Actually just started thinking about an SSD for my early '09 24" iMac.
Not for speed but longevity.
Don't wanna know what the Apple tax would be for a factory install
comes down to cost. If you can afford it, its a no brainer. Question is do you go the Apple SSD or an Aftermarket one.
Personally I wasn't willing to wait the quoted 4-6 weeks for an iMac with a fitted SSD, especially as they can stick anything they can grab their hands on in there and be done with it.
I'm pretty sure thunderbolt SSD's will be streaming onto the market in a few months and once the cost is sensible I'll pull the trigger on one.
But Can you be sure you can boot from a TB SSD ??
I am not sure, but there are several alternatives. Either I will install one myself or go to some Apple service aftermarket.
I wish Apple had offered lower SSD capacities, rather than one mega-expensive 256GB model. Even a 128GB would have been fine.
I plan to install a 120GB in the near future. Sucks having to take the computer apart yourself but I like doing that kind of thing. This way I get to pick my drive and size AND save $$
I think there's a very high percentage of people who want an SSD, but not from Apple for $500-600. I suspect they're voting in both categories, rendering this poll near useless.
I interpreted it as 'ordering with SSD' and voted no, although having used SSDs in both my systems for 2 years, I'll definitely have one in my iMac, but not BTO.
Exactly -- why they repost?
we already have an 11 page post and google spreadsheet!
I thought that was the only way to get one on the newer imacs, I was told that you couldn't do the upgrade yourself as this will cause some sort of overheating problem due to some sensor. I want SSD but like everyone else I prefer to install my intel one myself. any suggestions? can I replace SSD on my own and keep another harddrive in the imac 27" 3.4 ghz?
Believe me when I say it: the iMac is fast enough even without an SSD. Right now, SSD is just too expensive considering the small actual benefit it brings (yes, on paper SSD are much faster, but it won't improve your productivity if you are a normal user or a programmer).
For clarification: I own both a 2011 iMac with a 1TB WD HDD and a MBP with a Vertex 2 SSD. Both feel equally "snappy" when working, the MBP is faster loading games and starting big apps for the first time.