SSD in 2008 iMac?

kbutler84

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Jun 26, 2011
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I understand that the 2008 iMac is only SATA II, but other than that, will I have any problems using a 256GB Samsung 830 SSD?

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Sorry, I see the other thread.
 

paul-n

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Jul 12, 2012
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SATA is compatible with slower speeds, so SATA2 only limits sequential read/write, but most important random operations are usually much slower than SATA2 performance.
You can go with 830! :)
 
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CASLondon

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I understand that the 2008 iMac is only SATA II, but other than that, will I have any problems using a 256GB Samsung 830 SSD?

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Sorry, I see the other thread.
In the main bay yes (at Sata II speeds) but not in the optical slot, not until 2009 iMacs
 
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broboore

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Feb 13, 2008
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In the main bay "yes" it will work, or "yes" there will be problems?
No problems. I've been running a Samsung SSD in my 2007 iMac for awhile now. It makes it feel like a new machine!

The biggest PITA is installing it, but if you go slow you should have no issues.
 
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