SSD in 2008 iMac?

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

  1. kbutler84 macrumors regular

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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.
     
  2. paul-n macrumors regular

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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! :)
     
  3. CASLondon macrumors 6502a

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

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    In the main bay "yes" it will work, or "yes" there will be problems?
     
  5. broboore macrumors regular

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    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

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    Yes, it will work well
     

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