Like I posted in another thread, I put the SSD in my 2009 mini on Mavericks, it sped things up by a factor of 5 at least. That was the system I have migrated over since a G4 on Leopard. I have installed all sorts of crap stuff on it over the last 7 years.
So I cloned that system to an external USB 2 drive and installed Yosemite over the clone. Ran like a dog, took forever to boot, dreadfully slow, buggy, some icons not showing, like in the Finder Sidebar. The name of the files would show but no icon.
Wiped the drive and installed Yosemite fresh. woW. Even booted from an external USB 2 drive, this is really fast. Icons are back.
Which gets me to thinking, if the clean install did that much good, after 7 years it may be time to start fresh, wipe my main system and reinstall, then migrate manually. Then I can re-install all that important crap on an as needed basis.
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iMac 2011. You're making me jealous with all this SSD talk. 12GB Ram is great, but it never really speed things up (yes it did), it just allowed me to have more programs open at the same time. I used Migration Assistant to transfer all the crap since 1995. Maybe it is time to start fresh, once Yosemite is final. No. I'm not going to try and install an SSD drive. Taking this thing apart is more trouble than it's worth.
No. I'm not going to try and install an SSD drive. Taking this thing apart is more trouble than it's worth.
Apple messed with the connectors starting in 2009. You couldn't put just any brand HD in, it had to match what was in it, and in 2011 you couldn't even do that without the fans staying full blast.
Other World Computing now has solutions, an adapter cable so you can use any HD, or SSD too I believe. You can also add an SSD, or replace the DVD with an SSD. Adding an SSD requires removing the logic board, putting one in the DVD slot does not.
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