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** sold ** 1tb Apple SSD
« on: January 17, 2020, 11:58:45 AM »
1TB SSD for Apple machines. Replaced with a 2TB during a battery upgrade. $100 shipped from Northern Delaware in the CON US 48. Venmo, Apple Pay, or Zelle preferred. Paypal is fine, too, but definitely not preferred.

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Re: 1tb Apple SSD
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2020, 10:40:46 AM »
Killer deal!

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Re: 1tb Apple SSD
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2020, 12:28:18 PM »
There are. I got one for the transfer, but have since given it away.
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Re: 1tb Apple SSD
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2020, 08:08:48 PM »
Forgive my lack of knowledge, how does one go about changing out a spinning disc drive to a solid state drive?  Not the how to plug in but what is needed to transfer the contents of the drive to another   
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Re: 1tb Apple SSD
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2020, 08:20:13 PM »
Carbon Copy Cloner is my tool of choice.  Product trial period is sufficient.

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Re: 1tb Apple SSD
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2020, 08:49:03 PM »
Carbon Copy Cloner is my tool of choice.  Product trial period is sufficient.

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Re: 1tb Apple SSD
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2020, 09:15:55 PM »
Yep, that's a fine one. I typically use Super Duper. There are a number of them.
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Re: 1tb Apple SSD
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2020, 03:26:45 AM »
Would this spark any new life into my late 2009 iMac?
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Re: 1tb Apple SSD
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2020, 09:08:35 AM »
If everything is running fine and you have enough RAM, the next-best swap for performance boosts is a HHD to SSD swap. Boot and load times will surprise you. I did it with my 2010 iMac 27" when I installed a kit to allow me to keep the HHD (as a data drive) and add an SSD (as the boot drive). WOW!

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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2020, 10:09:08 AM »
Would this spark any new life into my late 2009 iMac?

For that generation, you'll want a regular SATA 2.5" SSD drive, and yes, that'll wake up that machine like crazy. This drive is for the later ones that use the NVMe form factor drives.
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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2020, 11:39:03 AM »
If everything is running fine and you have enough RAM, the next-best swap for performance boosts is a HHD to SSD swap. Boot and load times will surprise you. I did it with my 2010 iMac 27" when I installed a kit to allow me to keep the HHD (as a data drive) and add an SSD (as the boot drive). WOW!

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Re: 1tb Apple SSD
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2020, 11:53:12 AM »
If everything is running fine and you have enough RAM, the next-best swap for performance boosts is a HHD to SSD swap. Boot and load times will surprise you. I did it with my 2010 iMac 27" when I installed a kit to allow me to keep the HHD (as a data drive) and add an SSD (as the boot drive). WOW!

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Re: 1tb Apple SSD
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2020, 07:33:56 PM »
I'm not fully up with Mac's (this might not apply to you) - but have upgraded some older iMac's to SSD. These were in the age of 3.5" "desktop class" HDD's - not the "newer" iMac's with 2.5" "laptop class" HDD's. 

The 3.5" drives utilized drive temp sensing that used what I'll call "Mac specific" hard drives. When the Mac specific 3.5" drive was removed from the system, the system would not sense drive temp and then it would run the cooling fans at 100% which resulted in a LOUD system. The workaround was to then run a third party software program that would take over and control fan speed.

IF you have a fan speed issue after swapping a temperature sensing hard drive to a non-temp sensing solid state drive - this is the software that fixed it for me (on a couple iMacs):  http://hddfancontrol.com/  $35
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Re: 1tb Apple SSD
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2020, 10:49:07 AM »
If everything is running fine and you have enough RAM, the next-best swap for performance boosts is a HHD to SSD swap. Boot and load times will surprise you. I did it with my 2010 iMac 27" when I installed a kit to allow me to keep the HHD (as a data drive) and add an SSD (as the boot drive). WOW!

I wish I knew what this meant.

1. How much RAM does it have?

2. Can it be upgraded (not always)?

2a. Upgrade this to 16gb if it can be and if you can afford it. RAM will be the biggest impact on speed. The more RAM, the less often the computer has to go back to the drive for more data. The next to address is drive access speeds (SSDs).

3. When considering an SSD, the Samsungs used to be an excellent choice. I got the Samsung 850 EVO 1TB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E1T0B/AM) but there may be a new "top dog". Check here for comparison reviews and go with. As Mr. H notes, look at SATA versions.

https://www.anandtech.com/show/9799/best-ssds

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we recommend spending a little bit extra to get a mainstream drive with TLC NAND, a DRAM cache and higher endurance rating.

iFixit has iMac kits for dual-installing HDD and SSD.

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Oo! They've added a dual-drive kit for the new Mac Mini!

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Re: ** sold ** 1tb Apple SSD
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2020, 05:35:02 PM »
Sold. Thanks, all.
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