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New life to my machine

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iMac Intel 27" EMC 2429

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Installing iMac Intel 27" EMC 2429 Dual Drive Kit (HDD or SSD)

1 - 3 uren

Difficult

Mijn probleem

The problem - Slower startup and overall performance.

Mijn oplossing

The repair went well ! It did take longer than i thought about 1 and a half hours. I think that was because i was being overly cautious. I ended up installing a Crucial MX200 500GB SSD behind the DVD drive and then replaced the internal Drive with a 3TB Seagate Drive.

Mijn advies

This was totally worth it ! The speed and perfermance of the new drive has brought new life into my machine. It boots so much faster, in the images above you will see boot time before the upgrade and boot time after the upgrade. This is from turning on the power to logged in. It runs games and just about every thing i do so much faster now.

One thing i also did was set the 3TB drive to be the home folder of the user account this way I'm not messing up the SSD with files I'm working on and can leave the SSD to run Apps or games and the system. I will say you probably want a little understanding of how the terminal works to get the 2nd Drive to be the home folder drive. Some goggling will tell you how to set it up. Im getting 550MBs read speed and 535MBs write speed on the SSD and then 250MBs read and 225MBs write to the new Hard drive. I will say that the tweezers that came in the repair toolkit are kinda weak so i went to a local computer store and bought some higher quality ones. The Suction cups are great and the bag every thing comes in works great as a way to store them so they don't get dusty. The build information was good on the site and i also looked for a few videos just to see what others had done.

iMac Intel 27" (Mid 2011) Dual Hard Drive Kit afbeelding
iMac Intel 27" (Mid 2011) Dual Hard Drive Kit

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Thats awesome that your doubled your hard drive on your mac.

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