Upgrading an iMac 2008 (!?)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by TayHarley, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. TayHarley macrumors member


    Mar 14, 2008
    Finally decided to bite the bullet and replace my trusty iMAC's hard drive. Watched the video's online and am relatively confident as a novice hardware engineer I can make the changes DIY !

    The big question ... what hard drive should I replace the existing one with ?

    Should I consider a 'SSD as a Fusion drive" and fully utilise my 1TB external or would that just require me to acquire a second back-up drive to keep things safe.

    What have others used? I don't need massive storage space in the iMAC so are there access speed considerations?

    I'd hope to get a couple of years out of my iMAC - the 24" screen is still crystal clear and I don't want to dump it due to a failing hard drive.

    Many thanks in advance . . . Stu
  2. email4nickp macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2011
    Go with an ssd. It's the best thing you can do. I wouldn't recommend using an external as a primary storage solution. The transfer rates aren't good enough
  3. TayHarley thread starter macrumors member


    Mar 14, 2008
    Ok so, SSD internal for storage/speed bump - any views on which ones are best or are they all much the same quality?

    Not sure I understand Fusion drives anyway :)

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