iMac and SSD

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Johnf1285, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. Johnf1285 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 25, 2010
    New Jersey

    I am reconsidering SSD in my 21.5" iMac and had a few questions.

    First let me give you a piece of my history with SSD's...

    A few months ago I was a happy camper with a 240GB OCZ Vertex 2 in a previous iMac of mine. It was my only disk, I had maybe 80GB's written to it at most and it was never in any extreme writing situations. It died suddenly. Luckily its been RMA'd....

    Long story short, I am on a 21.5" iMac i3 now and I love this little machine. It suites my needs well. I have a modest itunes library of about 16gb and I play World of Warcraft. Short of those two things, I don't do much more on the computer other than email and the interweb.

    I am considering the 240GB OWC. I know my storage needs won't get close to 200GB, but in case they do I would like to leave some room.

    But after using that Vertex 2, SSD's have left a bad taste in my mouth.

    How will I know this OWC won't crap out on me in 2 months like the OCZ did?

    Is it safe to just run an SSD for everything? (OS, apps, media, etc?)

    Or do I keep my machine in one piece and stick to the 1TB drive?
  2. revelated macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2010
    I really don't know why people keep going for other brands.

    Intel dude. Intel.
  3. biggd macrumors 6502


    Apr 6, 2008
    Hold off on buying till the summer

    Higher quality offerings at a lower price point will be available.
  4. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Don't buy now, 25nm SSDs will be out within few months. Decent price cuts are expected.
  5. iMikeT macrumors 68020

    Jul 8, 2006

    With these expected price cuts, do you think we might also see Apple ship the next iMac revision with a built-in SSD, at least the high end version of it? No need to order it as a BTO or DIY.

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