SSD to install on optical drive bay of late 2009 iMac?

gdourado

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Apr 22, 2010
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Hello,
How are you?
I am wondering if there are nay issues with installing a current Sata III SSD on the Sata II port of a late 2009 21.5 iMac.
I am asking, because for example, with 2009 Macbooks with the nVidia MCP79 there are issues where certain SSD's only negociate a link speed of Sata I...

Anyway... Any such issues with the late 2009 iMac?

Cheers!
 

thedeske

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Feb 17, 2013
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Hello,
How are you?
I am wondering if there are nay issues with installing a current Sata III SSD on the Sata II port of a late 2009 21.5 iMac.
I am asking, because for example, with 2009 Macbooks with the nVidia MCP79 there are issues where certain SSD's only negociate a link speed of Sata I...

Anyway... Any such issues with the late 2009 iMac?

Cheers!
Many have installed in late 2009 imacs with success. Did one myself last year with a Samsung Evo. No problems. This doesn't mean it's bullet proof. People always find a way to screw things up ;)
 

gdourado

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Apr 22, 2010
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Many have installed in late 2009 imacs with success. Did one myself last year with a Samsung Evo. No problems. This doesn't mean it's bullet proof. People always find a way to screw things up ;)

Hello,
Thank you for your reply.
I was asking because I know there are some issues with Sata 3.0 only having a negotiated link speed of 1.5...
I am thinking about maybe a crucial M500 with a Mavell controller.

Cheers!
 

thedeske

macrumors 6502a
Feb 17, 2013
963
58
Hello,
Thank you for your reply.
I was asking because I know there are some issues with Sata 3.0 only having a negotiated link speed of 1.5...
I am thinking about maybe a crucial M500 with a Mavell controller.

Cheers!
It's a little slower in some areas compared to a 2010 and newer model, but it will give you a very nice boost. Well worth the effort. The M500 is a nice choice.