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Dual drive 2010 iMac success

Brian Zahl -

iMac Intel 27" EMC 2390

Installing iMac Intel 27" EMC 2390 Dual HDD or SSD Drive

Installing iMac Intel 27" EMC 2390 Dual HDD or SSD Drive

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Mijn probleem

I was having system overload errors using Logic, and both Disk Warrior reported that my HDD was failing.

Mijn oplossing

Very smooth! I took my time and it was much easier than I expected. The hardest part was getting all the little plugs out and routing the new wires. It is fun to look inside the machine! I added a 256 Gb SSD from Monoprice and put in a 1 Tb Western Digital HDD from an old external that I had, which looks like it is OK.

Mijn advies

Once I got it back together formatting the new drive was straightforward. I did a new install of OS X Sierra and then used migration assistant to get my apps on the SSD. My confusion now is about the data. Migration assistant makes a new backup and I cannot see how to use it to get the data. I ended up dragging my home folder over to a new folder on the HDD, and then targeting that in user accounts. I could not find a lot about setting up the drives to keep system and apps on SSD and data on HDD. Here are two links with suggestions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ou-heXnk...


I am open to any other advice - I would like to have my system library and maybe desktop on the SSD.

The machine is very fast now! Should have done it long ago. Thanks ifixit! Sorry no photos.

iMac Intel 27" (Mid 2010) Dual Hard Drive Kit afbeelding
iMac Intel 27" (Mid 2010) Dual Hard Drive Kit


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