HDD with an SSD in a 2009 iMac?
Hi, you can put a HDD with an SSD in a 2009 iMac? (early)
Is this a good question?
Model A1225 / Early 2009 / 2.66, 2.93, or 3.06 GHz Core 2 Duo processor
You can but not out of the box. In order to put a SSD into an iMac that isn't a 27" or a 2011 21.5" then you need a optibay. This replaces your super drive with a SSD so you loose the use of the drive but you get a SSD. This allows you to have your standard HD with an SSD. If you want to find on here is a link to one that OWC sells that is relatively easy to install.
Hope this Helps.
Good catch, looks like I misread the original post. I was responding to the sentence "In order to put a SSD into an iMac that isn't a 27" or a 2011 21.5" then you need a optibay." This is true only if you wish to retain the original HDD, which was the case, but as I said, I misread the somewhat awkwardly worded original post.
That said, prices for 512GB SSDs are getting near $200 these days and will continue to fall. Considering the speed increase and reliabilty of SSDs vs HDDs, I am finding it harder to justify the cost savings of HDDs lately.
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