Installed SSD on imac 21.5"

robster2644

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Jun 6, 2012
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I have just completed the installation of my SSD in to my Imac 21.5". It went swimmingly 45 mins to finish.

Now that its in how do I copy my complete hard drive over to it and my boot camp.

Also do you think i should turn on enable trim on the SSD?. I have herd that you don't need to.

Can anyone else give advice maybe on something I may have missed.

Robbie
 

TMRaven

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Nov 5, 2009
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Your fans aren't running rampant? Or did you swap the optical drive for the ssd.
 

robster2644

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 6, 2012
16
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Germany
Your fans aren't running rampant? Or did you swap the optical drive for the ssd.
I installed it under the superdrive. It all went well. I'm hoping for some advice on what i need to do next if anything. I also need to know whether or not o enable trim.

Robbie

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I installed it under the superdrive. It all went well. I'm hoping for some advice on what i need to do next if anything. I also need to know whether or not o enable trim.

Robbie
The fans running rampant, I thought if I put the SSD in the external ports I would not get fan speed change at all
 

robster2644

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 6, 2012
16
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Germany
OK, Ive been running this for a day now and everything is still well.

I used ifixit to buy my parts and there guide to install the SSD. I work forward to install and worked back the way to put it all back together.

I then used Carbon Copy to transfer my Old HDD to my SSD which worked like a charm. I recommend it.

I then tried a number of different way to enable trim through Terminal, however they did not work. I ended up going for trim enabler App, this worked first time.

After running through some other bits and bobs I noticed that the SSD was on read only. I just went in to SSD, right clicked, Get info and changed the preferences. I also used disk utility to Verify and fix permissions.

All up and running, I think it only took about 45 mins for the installation and a further 45 to mess around and move it all over to my SSD.

I recommend it, from start up to working on the mac 10 seconds from the chime. its worth the change.
 
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