Se recomienda emplear SSD de buena calidad, las unidades SSD mas baratas y populares se degradan rápidamente en un año o menos, a niveles de prestaciones similares a un HDD convencional.I would recommend this item to a friend!
Would definitely used OWC for future purchases...
Andrew G.I would recommend this item to a friend!
For anyone thinking about this install, it IS advanced, but not hard if you've worked inside a computer and are patient and take it slow. Took me about 90 minutes, being very cautious. Bright light is critical. I used my phone as a flashlight a few times to get a closer look at the connectors to make them easier to remove. By far, the hardest part was getting the SATA cable connected since you're working on the "back" of the logic board. It's doable with patience, though, and bright light.
Thanks, OWC, for the kit and the video! Once again, you've made a satisfied customer of me.I would recommend this item to a friend!
Most of the tools in the tool kit were not required, the only ones used were the Suction cups, T10 driver, the small Philips driver and the tweezers but having said that I can see the kit being very useful in the future of all sorts of little jobs.
As a side note, once the logic board is hanging forward and you have to connect the SATA data cable to the rear I think the video showing the required port is rather blurry but you can find the spot by locating the nearby existing cables and seeking its relative position to them. Have a good work light handy that you can shine behind the logic board.
Tip: although My iMac is only capable of 3GB SATA speed, I still bought the 6GB SSD because it was only a couple of Dollars more and I might take it out and use it in a more recent mac that is capable of 6GB in the future.
All in all - very happy with the kit and video and pleased that I have now extended the life of my iMac. Next step…create a Fusion drive...I would recommend this item to a friend!
The install itself is mostly easy. If you have some experience tinkering you'll probably be brave enough (because it is brave digging into the innards of a tightly laid out device). There was one BEWARE moment and one HARD bit.
Beware when you remove the Display Port Cable when removing the display (it's the second of the display connectors shown in the advice video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8Li_bPDAow). The connector's clips on the edge are fragile and the connector very thin. I squashed them too hard and broke off the plastic wings. Not such a worry because the connector sits firmly in the port.
The hard bit is connecting the SATA cable to the back of the motherboard - just because it's fiddly. I could't lean the board out far and the socket's only visible at a very tight angle. Make sure you have figured out the right orientation on the socket, pre bend the cable to hook around and then be patient as you get one finger from each hand to guide it into place then home. Also then take time to figure out the cable runs, slack and space. It all fits comfortably with a little forethought.I would recommend this item to a friend!