Early '06 iMac 4,1 with SSD - Video

monk fish

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@burnout8488 Good work.i have been wanting to do this myself but seems no one has bothered on older iMac.mines a 24" 2.33ghz that a want to give some kick too
Can you please explain all this bus speed business and the read/right stuff so i no what I'm getting into
 
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burnout8488

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Basically an SSD will improve performance, but only to the maximum that the iMac's SATA bus will allow. Whatever SSD you buy will support faster transfers than our Macs can run. SATA 1 tops out at 1.5Gbps, while SATA 2 doubles the theoretical maximum at 3Gbps.

Nothing you can really do. The SSD will still fly though.
 

monk fish

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I see,Im sure I saw 1.5 when I looked at the specs last night.
How can I check the current read/writes
And it might sound stupid to you but can flooding the bus cause any problems
 

monk fish

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@burnout8488 when I was looking into this a while back trim came up alot.
Am I right in thinking that trim is not enabled in the lion os unless it's a apple supplied ssd
 

burnout8488

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Right. You can download TRIM enabler, which...enables it. I have TRIM running on 10.7 perfectly fine.

I don't remember the hard drive benchmark test I downloaded, but it was a popular free one. I think I just did a google search.

Maxing out the bus won't harm a thing.
 

monk fish

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Does your drive have garbage collection and what's your thoughts of not needing trim if the drive supports GC