Mid 2007 iMac SSD upgrade

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Hexley, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. Hexley macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2009
    I have a Mid 2007 20-inch iMac Core 2 Duo with a PATA optical disk drive (MAT****ADVD-R UJ-85J) and and a SATA 3Gb/s hard disk drive.

    Seeming the SATA revision only hits 3Gb/s I think it is a waste to put in any SSD drive, or am I wrong?

    As an alternative I was thinking of sticking either a WD RE or Black HDD with 4TB. Either drive would be able to deliver at least 150MB/s.

    For the PATA optical bay perhaps a HDD caddy that connects 2.5-inch SATA HDD to PATA connections. But then again, why bother?

    Your thoughts are most welcome. :D
  2. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000


    Nov 15, 2012
    Nope, definitely not a waste. I would get it if you can, you will see big performance gains.

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