Will this SSD be alright in my 2010 27" iMac?

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  1. macmee, Nov 26, 2013
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  2. macthefork macrumors 6502

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    I have a SATA III (6G) SSD in my 2011 27" imac running at full SATA III (6G) speed. I got the Crucial M500 series which are inexpensive and reliable. I've also had an OWC 6G SSD in this iMac that ran fine at SATA III speeds.

    The SSD you listed is SATA III which runs at 6G speeds. and should work, although I have no experience with that brand.
     
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    But I'm fairly certain I can't run a 6G, the limit on the 2011s is 3G.
     
  4. tyche macrumors 6502

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    2011 iMac are sata III aka 6G although I think it came later as a firmware upgrade.
     
  5. hchung macrumors 6502a

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    You're probably better off with this deal:
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226237

    Either way, you probably shouldn't concern yourself about the difference between SATA2 and SATA3 speeds being available.
    In real world situations, the vast majority of people can't tell the difference unless they're running benchmarks. So it really doesn't matter.

    The controller you get will affect the user-noticeable performance in the long run way more than "can I run it at SATA 6G".

    This one runs a Sandforce controller, it says. Basically one of the most widely known controllers on the market.
     
  6. macthefork macrumors 6502

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    The 2011 27" most certainly recognizes and will operate at SATA (6G) speeds.
     
  7. macmee thread starter Suspended

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    Ah, it was my mistake I have a mid 2010!
     
  8. TreeSemdyZee macrumors newbie

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    I've got a SATA III running in my 2009 MacBook Pro. You should be fine.
     
  9. paul-n macrumors regular

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  10. TreeSemdyZee macrumors newbie

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    I put an SSD (can't remember the specs) in my 2009 MacBook Pro and it flies. Starts up in 18 seconds.
     

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