How to get started SSD + RAM for iMac 2011

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jin512, May 26, 2015.

  1. jin512 macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2014
    Hey guys, so I have an iMac 2011 27" and I am looking to upgrade the RAM and put in a second drive as SSD. What do you guys suggest I buy or any tutorials? Thanks.
  2. Pieterr macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2015
    The Netherlands
  3. macthefork macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2013
    I used this tutorial video from OWC when I installed a SSD in my 27" 2011 iMac. If you go this route, just be gentle and take your time. Don't force anything, especially connectors.

    I installed a Crucial M500 480GB SSD and left the existing 1 TB HDD. Works, excellent. The SSD was connected to the second SATA port on the Logic board and was installed under the optical drive.

    I also installed 32GB of Crucial RAM purchased from Amazon.

    You'll have a Whopping Fast iMac.
  4. jin512 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2014
    I really appreciate it. Thanks! Hopefully I won't screw up.


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