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Would it be worth putting a ssd in this system

Mattster503
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So as the title says i was wondering if it would be worth putting a ssd in this Early 2009 IMac 9,1 2.66GHz Core 2 duo

I have a ssd but i don't know if i want to go through the hassle of taking the IMac Apart do you think its worth it 

keep in mind i believe its SATA II

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Depends on how much you use it.

 

IMO it's worth putting an SSD in almost any system, especially with how cheap the lower capacities are getting.

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It's an amazing increase if you plan on using the laptop. My mom uses an iMac pro mid 2008, the SSD makes it run like a modern laptop.

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1 minute ago, fasauceome said:

It's an amazing increase if you plan on using the laptop. My mom uses an iMac pro mid 2008, the SSD makes it run like a modern laptop.

 

2 minutes ago, Votivee said:

Depends on how much you use it.

 

IMO it's worth putting an SSD in almost any system, especially with how cheap the lower capacities are getting.

The only reason im not wanting to put it in is cause of the pain it would be to take it apart plus i'm getting a pc here in a week or 2 

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5 minutes ago, Mattster503 said:

So as the title says i was wondering if it would be worth putting a ssd in this Early 2009 IMac 9,1 2.66GHz Core 2 duo

I have a ssd but i don't know if i want to go through the hassle of taking the IMac Apart do you think its worth it 

keep in mind i believe its SATA II

i used a 860 evo on a dual core , lesser clocked processor, it was an I3 , 2nd gen, and it performed much better 

i also had sata 2, which   kinda limits it, but interms of boot time and snappy response it should improve 

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1 minute ago, Mattster503 said:

 

The only reason im not wanting to put it in is cause of the pain it would be to take it apart plus i'm getting a pc here in a week or 2 

Is the PC gonna replace the MacBook? If so, don't bother buying an SSD to only use it for 2 weeks.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

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Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

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1 minute ago, Mattster503 said:

 

The only reason im not wanting to put it in is cause of the pain it would be to take it apart plus i'm getting a pc here in a week or 2 

to be honest i changed out my hdd for the sdd just before i got my current laptop, but i gave my laptop to my mother, fresh install of windows, and its like a brand new laptop, rather than it sitting in a corner somewhere

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4 minutes ago, Mattster503 said:

The only reason im not wanting to put it in is cause of the pain it would be to take it apart plus i'm getting a pc here in a week or 2 

Well, that's your call. Nobody here can really make that decision for you.

 

Personally, I like taking stuff apart so I'd go for it but if you don't find joy in that or you're not handy then it might not be the right move for you.

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1 minute ago, fasauceome said:

Is the PC gonna replace the MacBook? If so, don't bother buying an SSD to only use it for 2 weeks.

It's not a macbook its a imac

and i said i already have a ssd ive used in the past i just was wondering if its worth taking apart 

to put it in imacs are hard to take apart

and the  pc will be used for gaming ill use this for editing 

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Just now, Mattster503 said:

It's not a macbook its a imac

and i said i already have a ssd ive used in the past i just was wondering if its worth taking apart 

to put it in imacs are hard to take apart

and the  pc will be used for gaming ill use this for editing 

Oh haha yeah imac, my bad.

Anyway, if you already have the SSD then I say go for it. It's a learning experience to crack open an imac, just make sure you have some way to install MacOS on it after you get it in there. However, your new pc is probably gonna be a lot better at editing, if it has a decently modern CPU. 

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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Just now, fasauceome said:

Oh haha yeah imac, my bad.

Anyway, if you already have the SSD then I say go for it. It's a learning experience to crack open an imac, just make sure you have some way to install MacOS on it after you get it in there. However, your new pc is probably gonna be a lot better at editing, if it has a decently modern CPU. 

the pc will have either a i3 i5 or i7 second or third gen cpu

graphics wise it will have a gt 1030 to start off with then ill upgrade it to something better in April  

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2 minutes ago, Mattster503 said:

the pc will have either a i3 i5 or i7 second or third gen cpu

graphics wise it will have a gt 1030 to start off with then ill upgrade it to something better in April  

Oh yeah the PC will have way better editing power than the Mac.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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1 minute ago, fasauceome said:

Oh yeah the PC will have way better editing power than the Mac.

my old pc caught on fire and had a power surge while i was using it but the gpu survived and the ram and the ssd thats about it 

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Just now, Mattster503 said:

my old pc caught on fire and had a power surge while i was using it but the gpu survived and the ram and the ssd thats about it 

Nice. Paint some fire decals on your new pc in memoriam

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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11 minutes ago, Mattster503 said:

It's not a macbook its a imac

and i said i already have a ssd ive used in the past i just was wondering if its worth taking apart 

to put it in imacs are hard to take apart

and the  pc will be used for gaming ill use this for editing 

Did you upgrade the RAM on the IMac?

if not good luck video editing on that IMac with 4gb of 1066MHz RAM

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1 hour ago, Votivee said:

Did you upgrade the RAM on the IMac?

if not good luck video editing on that IMac with 4gb of 1066MHz RAM

Its 4gb of ddr3 1333MHz

 

1 hour ago, fasauceome said:

Nice. Paint some fire decals on your new pc in memoriam

lmao Ill do that

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17 hours ago, Mattster503 said:

my old pc caught on fire and had a power surge while i was using it but the gpu survived and the ram and the ssd thats about it 

Wait, it caught on fire?!? What happened exactly? That’s insane. Lol

 

as for whether or not to add an ssd into the iMac, I swapped one into my friends 06 iMac and he still uses it today lol. So, if you want to, it does help. But I wouldn’t suggest it for editing over a more modern get PC tho. Seems kinda senseless to me when your “gaming” PC will be much more powerful and do the same work faster and more fluidly.

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6 hours ago, SSD Sean said:

Wait, it caught on fire?!? What happened exactly? That’s insane. Lol

 

as for whether or not to add an ssd into the iMac, I swapped one into my friends 06 iMac and he still uses it today lol. So, if you want to, it does help. But I wouldn’t suggest it for editing over a more modern get PC tho. Seems kinda senseless to me when your “gaming” PC will be much more powerful and do the same work faster and more fluidly.

yeah i was gaming and i smelt something burning and i unplugged it and it started to smoke and i pulled my gpu ram and ssd out right away after that i think they all survived don't know what caused the fire or smoke in the first place lets just say it doesn't work now

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