Cheap Way Of SSD

Discussion in 'iMac' started by AFSTER, May 5, 2011.

  1. AFSTER macrumors newbie

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    Is there a way of getting this added to the new 27 2011 imac

    could i just buy one and fit rather than getting apple to do it

    has anybody done anything similar to this

    thanks
     
  2. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    From what I've seen, it looks like it would a PITA to install your own SSD in an iMac.
     
  3. iamthedudeman macrumors 65816

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    The Apple SSD option at $500.00 is as cheap or cheaper than if you were to buy it not from Apple at 256GB size.
     
  4. rnb2 macrumors regular

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    You don't need a 256GB SSD - I've been using a FW800 80GB Intel X25m with my 2009 i7 iMac for over a year, and it's not even half-full. I use it only for the OS and Applications, with my user folder on the internal drive, and it works great - noticeably faster and more responsive than booting from the internal drive.

    You can buy a decent 64GB SSD, put it in a FW800 enclosure, and save $300-400US. You won't get the Z68 caching features (assuming Apple is going to implement them), but for OS/Apps usage, FW800 works fine.
     
  5. AFSTER thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I only want it for operating system, just need something like 60gb

    whats a good SSD drive brand
     
  6. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    I've had great luck with my Other World Computing drive. Especially with the most recent firmware update that fixed the issues with freezing upon wake. The company makes their drives themselves, and have terrific support. Here is a link to their website. I too hated the idea of installing the drive. I had it done by a local Apple Reseller who is also a certified repair center. That might be your best bet. I was charged $35 for the install.
     
  7. discounteggroll macrumors 6502

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    with my MBP im getting by with a 60GB SSD by OCZ (VERTEX 2) and the HD moved to the optical drive bay. Pushing the limit as far as free space goes (I have moved non-everyday applications to the HD) and like to have ~10GB Free if possible.
     

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