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

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Samsung 840 Series 500GB TLC SSD fit in my iMac

Hello

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

Søren

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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.

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

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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.

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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

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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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Thats exactly it

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