iMac and SSD

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

  1. Johnf1285 macrumors 6502a

    Johnf1285

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    Hello,

    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

    revelated

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    I really don't know why people keep going for other brands.

    Intel dude. Intel.
     
  3. biggd macrumors 6502

    biggd

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    Hold off on buying till the summer

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

    Hellhammer

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

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    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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