Replacing The OEM SSD in Mid-2010 27" iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Tricone, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Tricone macrumors newbie


    Feb 29, 2008
    I've seen threads aplenty about installing SSDs into various iMacs, but I haven't come across whether one can replace the Apple-installed SSD in my CTO Mid-2010 iMac 27". I spec'd it with an Apple-branded 250GB SSD and a second 2TB (Hitachi) HDD.

    Knowing me, at some point, I'd like to move up to a larger SSD, say in the 400-600GB range. Perhaps an Intel. Since the "correct" SSD drive mounting and cabling is already installed, is it just a matter of 'cloning and swapping', or are there other issues to consider? (Not sure if the temperature sensor issue applies to an SSD).
  2. AppleNewton macrumors 68000


    Apr 3, 2007
    1 Finite Place
    Its something that can be easily swapped out without having any baring on the system. No temp sensor, etc. Should be a fairly painless upgrade.
  3. Tricone thread starter macrumors newbie


    Feb 29, 2008
    Thanks! That's what I was hoping. Now, selecting a drive is a different matter. From what I've been reading, reliability with these drives seems to be all over the map!

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