mid-2010 iMac 27" best way to add SSD to make fusion drive
I think there are two ways to do this, replace DVD drive with an SSD, or add a second drive behind the motherboard? I was wondering if there was a definite advantage to one or the other?
Does the DVD bay support same speed connection as the hard drive bays? I imagine if not that might be one reason to add it rather than replace DVD?
What size SSD would be optimal, is 250GB enough or is there enough to be gained from 500GB to justify extra cost?
As the hard drive is five years old, would anyone think it wise to replace it at same time?
Finally (sorry if this is too long a series of questions) is it ok to do a full restore or would I be best to have a fresh O/S and just restore photos / music etc. and re-install programs?
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what are you trying to achieve?
SSD - quicker
Fusion - larger
Hi, I'm trying to make the iMac faster. My wife is using it's slowness to say we should change to Windows
por Chris Monk
Can you give us the last four digits of your systems serial number so we can correctly ID which model you have.
Hi Dan, sorry been away. It's SDNR which is a iMac (27-inch, Mid 2010), 2.8 GHz Intel Core i5 with 12GB Ram and one 2TB internal disk
por Chris Monk
You are very lucky! Here is the dual drive setup: Installing iMac Intel 27" EMC 2390 Dual Hard Drive Kit. As you can see you don't loose your optical drive.
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