iMac early 2009 ssd

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  1. sab2el macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I am looking to replace my 1tb hdd for a ssd. My only option is transcend 320. Is it a good option?

    Thx
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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  3. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    There are better drives out there, but in a 2009 iMac it won't matter too much - it only has SATA II, so you'll be limited in speed anyway.
     
  4. sab2el thread starter macrumors newbie

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    In my country I can only get hold of the transend drive :(

    since Brian suggested it's going to be neutered in terms of speed ...that's why I am not keen to order the samsung or crucial and the lot from overseas. Should it matter guys?

    All I want is reliability and 30 to 40% snappiness in relation to my current set up.

    Thx
     
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  6. sab2el thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hi Guys,

    Just installed the transcend drive and I have checked the link speed and it is only 1.5 Gps (i.e SATA1 speed). Shouldn't I be getting SATA 2 speeds?

    I have googled this issue and I believe the problem is quite widespread with Nvidia MCP79 chipset and sand force controllers ( which my SSD Has). Unfortunately I can't derive any solution . Any suggestions?

    Thanks
     

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