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-Installing an SSD is possible in this computer. It will help you out a lot. I would lose the hard drive.
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+Installing an SSD is possible in this computer. It will help you out a lot, and you should just ditch the spinning drive flat out.
However, a word of caution: You need to force enable TRIM. 10.10 uses kext signing, and doing this without disabling that blocks boot. You need to disable it before enabling TRIM. This isn't an issue pre Yosemite. You can find TRIM Enabler [https://www.cindori.org/software/trimenabler/|here.]
As to the DVD drive? That will mess with the warranty, so do not bring it to Apple like that. At this point it's probably out of warranty and vintage anyway, so non-issue. Apple stops HW support after 5 years.

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Edit by: Nick ,

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-Installing an SSD is possible in this computer. It will help you out a lot. I would lose the hard drive.
+Installing an SSD is possible in this computer. It will help you out a lot. I would lose the hard drive.
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However, a word of caution: You need to force enable TRIM. 10.10 uses kext signing, and doing this without disabling that blocks boot. You need to disable it before enabling TRIM. This isn't an issue pre Yosemite. You can find TRIM Enabler [https://www.cindori.org/software/trimenabler/|here.]
-As to the DVD drive? That will mess with the warranty, so do not bring it to Apple like that. Ever. At this point it's probably out of warranty and vintage anyway, so non-issue. Apple stops HW support after 5 years.
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+As to the DVD drive? That will mess with the warranty, so do not bring it to Apple like that. At this point it's probably out of warranty and vintage anyway, so non-issue. Apple stops HW support after 5 years.

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-yes, but you need a converter avaliable from ifixit
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-go SSD!
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-for this, it will if found.
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-If you take out the optical drive and bring it in like that, you voided your warranty.
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-if you replace it before servicing, you wont get caught
+Installing an SSD is possible in this computer. It will help you out a lot. I would lose the hard drive.
+However, a word of caution: You need to force enable TRIM. 10.10 uses kext signing, and doing this without disabling that blocks boot. You need to disable it before enabling TRIM. This isn't an issue pre Yosemite. You can find TRIM Enabler [https://www.cindori.org/software/trimenabler/|here.]
+As to the DVD drive? That will mess with the warranty, so do not bring it to Apple like that. Ever. At this point it's probably out of warranty and vintage anyway, so non-issue. Apple stops HW support after 5 years.

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-No mods needed
+yes, but you need a converter avaliable from ifixit
go SSD!
-SSD FTW
+for this, it will if found.
-and no warranties would be voided as these meachines are made for HDD upgrades but it might if you replace the optical drive
+If you take out the optical drive and bring it in like that, you voided your warranty.
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+if you replace it before servicing, you wont get caught

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No mods needed
go SSD!
SSD FTW
-and no warranties would be voided as these meachines are made for HDD upgrades
+and no warranties would be voided as these meachines are made for HDD upgrades but it might if you replace the optical drive

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Edit by: Nick ,

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No mods needed
go SSD!
SSD FTW
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+and no warranties would be voided as these meachines are made for HDD upgrades

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Original post by: Nick ,

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No mods needed

go SSD!

SSD FTW

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