Samsung 840 Pro or OWC Mercury 6g SSD ?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Aedubber, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. Aedubber macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2013
    Hey guys i was looking to install a SSD into my Mid 2011 27 inch 3.1ghz Intel Core I5 iMac. I would like to keep the HDD thats in there as my backup or storage HDD and use the SSD as my primary for everything.

    I have been reading great reviews on both of these SSDs but dont know which one to pull the trigger on . Im also assuming i dont have to worry about any fan control issues do i ? Any help would be appreciated?!

    I have been a Windows user for soo many years and now a mac user for a few years and love this machine ! Im still learning more about these macs so sorry for the noobness . I used to build up my own watercooled window pcs so im up for the task of doing the install of the SSD on my iMac just wondering what i might need ?
  2. macthefork macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2013
    Either the OWC or Samsung SSD is fine. I used the OWC toolkit with their cabling and suction cups. That includes everything you'd need for this and future iMac projects. I also used their step-by-step video for my 2011 iMac, which is very detailed for the upgrade.

    Ifixit apparently also has good toolkits, cabling, directions, etc. But, I haven't used them.

    Whichever you use, take your time and be gentle, and you should have no problem.
  3. Aedubber thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2013
    Okay great , yeah i have seen their toolkit and the DIY video they have , looks very tedious but i think i can manage doing it .

    Is there anywhere on here that might have some benchmark scores against each other ? Im just trying to get the best bang out of my buck .

    This would be for the 256gb Samsung vs the OWC 240gb .
  4. henryonapple macrumors 6502

    Oct 29, 2012
    did you ever finish this install?

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