Model A1224 / Mid 2007 and Early 2008 / 2, 2.4, or 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Which replacement HD can I use

I have a iMac 20" 2008 Serial number W880310ZX88 Model A1224 T7700. Can someone please tell me if i have option to upgrade to a SSD drive instead of 500Gb HD...if so what part number should i be ordering

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Here's the IFIXIT guide to replace your HD: iMac Intel 20" EMC 2133 and 2210 Hard Drive Replacement|iMac Intel 20" EMC 2133 and 2210 Hard Drive Replacement]. If you replace your HD with a SSD you'll need to take off the thermal sensor and apply it to the SSD. Jump to Step18 for the details on how to do this.

But before you do this you'll need to make sure your systems firmware is upto date. Follow this Apple T/N: EFI and SMC firmware updates for Intel-based Macs.

You'll also need this: Universal Drive Adapter so you can prep a fresh copy of the OS on the drive and copy your stuff over.

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Universal Drive Adapter


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In theory, there should be many possible SSD drives that fit this model as it is a standard SATA interface. I'm not versed in the specifics for the job of replacing the HDD on this machine, but there are sure to be many guides on this site. If you want an example of SSD drives that will work, try the following:

Crucial MX200 - 250GB SSD

You can also use the system scanner tool on Crucial's site to confirm what supporting upgrades they have.

I fitted one of these in my MacBook Pro of similar era and it made a world of difference. One more thing to note, if you haven't done so already, look into the possibilities of upgrading your memory as this also gets a lot of life into the old dog, so to speak.

Hope that helps.

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