Samsung 830 for $155

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by user418, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. user418 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 22, 2010
    The new 840's are out but I finally pulled the trigger myself on the 830. Guess the 470 now goes into the optibay. Check
  2. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    Slick price on a sick drive!

    Sick, as in good, that is.
  3. CASLondon macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2011

    I second this motion. Just stuck 2 of these proven drives in as boot drives on my MBP 17 and our old 2009 iMac (with a 3Tb main drive)
  4. user418 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Aug 22, 2010
    I've got a 2010 21.5 iMac. What size is your iMac? Did you remove the ODD? Did you do the work yourself? Does the iMac run the 830 at SATA III speed? Sorry for all the questions but I'm really wanting to put my older 470 SATA II ssd in the iMac but not sure I can do it myself.
  5. CASLondon macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2011
    I have an early 2009 20" iMac. I did remove the ODD, I did do the work myself, and no, it will run at SATA II speeds but that's fine (though not on 2011 MBP but that's another story). If you are starting from scratch, the sataIII disk can go in another computer when the imac retires.

    I don't think it was that hard, I just get all my instructions and reference videos to hand, containers for each screw type to keep them straight, and have magnetic screwdrivers, a LCD cleaning kit for reassembly, and two dent-puller type suction cups to pull the glass. I also work very slowly, so as not to make mistakes, but that's my caution.

    Ifixit website and videos, that and OWC in the US for parts. I'm in the UK, I use for the same.

    Watch this super cute tech girl show how to remove the glass/lcd/hdd

    Here's someone doing a quick and dirty version on a 2009

    Just be aware of the temperature sensors around the hard drives, and the potential issues there and have fun

    Here is a tutorial on your model

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