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

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  1. gdourado macrumors 6502

    gdourado

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    #1
    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!
     
  2. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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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 ;)
     
  3. gdourado thread starter macrumors 6502

    gdourado

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    #3

    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!
     
  4. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  5. gdourado thread starter macrumors 6502

    gdourado

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    #5
    Thanks for your input.
    I am still not decided on the upgrade.
    Can you please look at my other thread?

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1714353

    Cheers!
     

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