Hi all, I've been an iMac user/owner since 2008 and a user for many years before that (in education). Currently, I'm upgrading my 24" iMac to a 500 gb SSD (Samsung 850). I also use my ipad 2 daily for news, browsing and entertainment. I'm considering upgrading my ipad to either an air 2 or a 9.7" pro. Any words of wisdom from the population here would be greatly appreciated.
Glad to have joined the site and look forward to hearing your thoughts.
I just thought I'd mention that you mat want to do some googling as some sites mention that the Samsung 850 SSDs don't always work well with some Mac models. You didn't mention what specific 24" iMac model you have.
Sorry, but I don't have a link handy but I know it has been mentioned at thehttp://www.mac-forums.com site several times but I don't recall the specific reasons.
Patrick, I did some initial research on the mac-forums site. It does seem there is some concern re the compatibility of the Samsung SSD. However, on the flip side, there are several blogs, forums etc. singing the praises of the Samsung EVO used to upgrade older iMacs. Since I've already purchased the drive I guess I'll take my chances and see. Thanks for the 'heads up' though.
Hi everyone, I just got my SSD upgrade done (by Jump + - did a great job). I was going to do it myself but in the end I chickened out. I'm just checking out the speed of this machine and reinstalling a few things that seemed to go missing in the swap. No problems so far (fingers crossed). I'll add some more observations tomorrow ( after I get the water cleaned up in my basement - quite the thaw today here in Southern Ontario)
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iMac 2008 24", 4GB ram (soon to be 6GB), 500GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD
iPad 2, iPad mini, Apple TV3, iPod