iMac Intel 27" EMC 2309 (Late 2009, Core 2 Duo 3.06 or 3.33 GHz) ID iMac10,1, EMC 2374 (Late 2009, Core i5 2.66 GHz or Core i7 2.8 GHz) ID iMac11,1

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Samsung 840 Series 500GB TLC SSD fit in my iMac


I bought this iMac 27" upgrade kit from you guys, and its fabolous :D

Im not looking for the disc which to throw into my computer.

I fell over this Samsung 840 Series 500GB TLC SSD and seems very nice.

My question is, will I encounter a problem? Or do I simply replace my old HDD?

Thanks in advance :)

Kind regards


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Can you give us the last four digits of your iMac's serial number so we can correctly Identify your system.


Sure, the iMac is called MB953 and the serial nr is svm0294kl59j


Is your system a Apple iMac "Core i5" 2.66 27-Inch (Late 2009) with 4 GB of RAM (1066 MHz PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM), and a 1 TB (7200 RPM) hard drive? To verify open About This Mac to see what the system CPU is and you can click on More Info... to get more details.


Being able to keep me optical drive or HDD would ofcourse be super, but someone told me that my imac only has slots of the logicboard for 1 drive, so it'd have to be either the SSD or HDD


Sorry to say that is true you only have two I/O ports in your system. But, you can give up your optical drive using the adapter I pointed out in the blue link below. Given the limits of storage with SSD's I would rather give up the optical drive than the HD, besides you can still put the optical into an ext USB case so you have it when you need it.


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Depending on which model you have you could add in the SSD without taking out your current HD or optical drive which I think is the smarter way to do this. But we do need to know which iMac you have first to help you here.

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If I got your system correct here you have one of two options: Taking out your current HD and putting in a standard SATA SSD (note your systems HD SATA port is 3Gb/s) or exchange out your optical drive for this carrier to place a standard SATA SSD into.

I Think the second option is the better direction.


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