Can I install an aftermarket SSD in a 2011 iMac?

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  1. g-boac macrumors 6502

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    If I wanted to install an aftermarket SATA3 SSD in my 2011 iMac BTO which has the SSD+2TB HDD option in place of the Apple SSD. . .can I do this, or will this lead to the whole high-speed fan issue the HDDs are plagued with?

    thanks,
    Mark
     
  2. Dresevski macrumors 6502

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    You can do this and it is very easy to do so. There's another thread in here about a guy who did exactly this with an Intel 510 I believe. Just take of the glass and screen, unscrew and replace the SSD, plug the cords in and reverse the process. Simple and it will be SATA III!
     
  3. g-boac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks for the quick reply!! To be clear, I'm familiar with and comfortable with the actual physical procedure. My question lies with whether I can do so and not cause the fan issue / bad temp sensor readings that replacing the HDD would cause.
     
  4. Dresevski macrumors 6502

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    What does your current temp for the SSD say? You should try to find that other thread but I don't remember reading about any issues. The fans are only controlled by the HDD, therefore the SSD doesn't affect them. Also, aftermarket SSD's show up at 263F which is why I want to know what your iStat Pro says currently with the stock SSD.
     
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  6. g-boac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    got it - that thread has all the info I'm looking for. Thanks!!
     

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