Intel 510 SSD in FW800 Case on mid 2011 iMac(My results)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mortenfjord, May 13, 2011.

  1. mortenfjord macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2009
    Aarhus C, Denmark

    I just wanted to share my findings on my iMac/SSD "project".
    I bought an mid 2011 iMac (27"/3,4 Ghz) with the standard 1 Gb disk. Then on the side I bought an Intel 510 120 Gb SSD and installed it in a WireWire 800 case from RaidSonic (Icybox).

    On a Fresh install the standard drive gives me a Xbench scoore of 105 points.
    A fresh install on the SSD in the Firewire case gives me a Xbench scoore of 144 points.

    I think I'm going to pay a certified Apple reseller to install my SSD inside the iMac i order to get the full speed of the disk (around 350 point).

    /Morten, Denmark

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  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    Good luck finding an authorized place that will do it, as I believe most won't put in non- "apple approved" products. One thing you could do is to get a Thunderbolt enclosure (whenever they get around to making them), and you'll have the full speed that way.
  3. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    listen to him and wait for a thunderbolt case.

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