Can 2011 iMac utilize SATA3 SSD?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by g-boac, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. g-boac macrumors 6502

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    For the SSD+HDD 2011 iMac option, are the SSD and/or HDD SATA connections SATA3 @ 6GBPS like the 2011 MPBs are? I know the SSDs supplied by Apple are SATA2 units, but trying to understand whether I could use a SATA3 SSD to its full potential on a new iMac.

    Sorry if this has been asked and answered but I've been searching for a bit and if it's out there, it's burried.

    thanks,
    Mark
     
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  4. Dresevski macrumors 6502

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    If you put a SSD in and it shows up as SATA III when it shouldn't you might need to play around with a few settings or reset PRAM...I've seen other people install and have only a SATA II connection for a bit.
     
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    When?

    When did the SATA III port iMacs come into play? 2009? 2010 models or is it just on the 2011 models?
     
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    Only in the 2011 models.
     
  7. EverythingNC macrumors newbie

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    Sata 3 in Imac 21.5

    Hello, I just purchased a 21.5 Imac and with be here on Tuesday, I am wanting to put a Sata 3 SSD in there, does it take a 3.5" or 2.5" and was there anything special you had to do to upgrade your 27". Thanks for your help, blessings.
     

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