iMac and SSD help

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Ladekarl, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. Ladekarl macrumors newbie

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    Hi
    I have an imac 2009 EMC 2309 and my harddrive has just broken. Now i would like to insert a SSD harddisk. Is that possible? If yes, which one (model & brand) and do you have some sort of guide?

    Thx. Ladekarl.
     
  2. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

    rkaufmann87

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    It is possible, I'd recommend replaceing the internal HD and also adding a SSD. OWC has a kit for adding media via a data doubler, here is a video

    http://eshop.macsales.com/installvideos/imac_late_2009_dd/

    Also iFixit is pretty good source for how to instructions, I'd visit their web site and see if they have instructions for this.

    Finally, if after looking at these instructions and you don't feel comfortable doing the surgery yourself (it's not for the faint of heart) then take the machien to a AASP and have them do it. The charge should be nominal if you supply the SSD. As to which SSD is "best" that's up to you to do your own due dilligence.
     
  3. Supertaff macrumors member

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    I updated my 2010 iMac to an Crucial M550 1TB SSD and followed the instruction in this video on youtube. Also buy the OWC kit that contains the suction cups, screwdrivers, cleaning clothes etc.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03Lg4IgJd04

    Don't know how big the differences are between the 2009 and 2010 models though

    Biggest pain was inserting the SATA cable behind the motherboard that took me about 30 minutes to get in place.

    To do the work takes confidence and knowledge of computers, don't attempt if you can't handle. I've built computers for the last 14 + years but this was difficult.

    Good luck

    Taff
     

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