Will this SSD fit in iMac?

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  1. Sverkel macrumors regular

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    nambuccaheadsau macrumors 68000

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    Proceed with caution as Samsung EVO drives do not play nice with older Macs. Something to do with the 6Gb/ps SATA III not being fully backwards compatible with the iMacs SATA II 3Gb/ps speed. Make sure the seller will exchange if you have problems.

    Have a read of this from ifixit, particularly the post by Dan c on a Jeep and a Porsche on a gravel road. Also seriously consider replacing the SATA cable which ever way you do go:-


    https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/252412/Problems+with+Samsung+850+EVO+SSD
     
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    As above consider the crucial mx300 or mx 500 range they seem to have less compatability issues.
     
  4. Sverkel thread starter macrumors regular

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    I realized that I had bougth the Crucial MX300 for my inlaws Mac Mini so I have bought that one again :) Thank you for the help :)
     

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