SSD in 2008 iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kbutler84, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. kbutler84 macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2011
    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?


    Sorry, I see the other thread.
  2. paul-n macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2012
    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! :)
  3. CASLondon macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2011
    In the main bay yes (at Sata II speeds) but not in the optical slot, not until 2009 iMacs
  4. fhall1 macrumors 68040


    Dec 18, 2007
    (Central) NY State of mind
    In the main bay "yes" it will work, or "yes" there will be problems?
  5. broboore macrumors regular


    Feb 13, 2008
    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.
  6. CASLondon macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2011
    Yes, it will work well

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