Upgrading an iMac 2008 (!?)

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

  1. TayHarley macrumors member

    TayHarley

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    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

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    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

    TayHarley

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    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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