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Model A1225 / Early 2009 / 2.66, 2.93, or 3.06 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Can I replace the original drive with a SSD?

I'm considering upgrading my 2009 iMac to an SSD to replace the HDD. Has anyone done this yet? Any recommendations as to a 3.5" SSD that works?

I also own a mid-2010 MacBook Pro and replaced the original drive with a SanDisk Extreme, and now I'm spoiled at how fast it is, especially in boot time and application launch. I'd just like to do the same thing with my iMac.

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Hi Ron,

You might want to take a look at this earlier posting. Maybe that is what you are looking for and might help you.


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The Accepted Answer refers to a post which replaces the optical drive with an SSD so that the iMac has both an SSD and HDD.

To answer your question, there is no 3.5" SSD drive form factor. What you want is a 2.5" SATA SSD, which you will place in a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter. Because of the length of the cables, you want one that won't just hold the drive in place but puts the connections where they belong, such as the Icy Dock EzConvert.

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