SSD for iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Source, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. Source macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi guys,

    I have a 27" iMac and I want to add a solid state drive to it, but I'd like to buy a cheaper SSD than the ones that Apple sell.

    Does anyone have any experience with cheaper SSDs? Do they work just fine? I've heard of some slight issues with battery life/drain on laptops, but since this is a plugged-in iMac, that doesn't matter right? :)
     
  2. theSeb macrumors 604

    theSeb

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    Poole, England
    #2
    Samsung 830 is your best bet for OS X. Apple over charges for their SSDs, which are actually pretty slow. I am not sure what you mean by cheaper SSDs. I assume you're actually referring to "normal-priced SSDs without Apple tax"? Without going into the topic of enterprise SSDs, normal/prosumer SSDs and budget SSDs, there are different price points for different capacities. Apple's prices for SSD upgrades are astronomical for the iMac. I would recommend the Samsung 830 for your uses.
     

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