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Model A1224 / Early 2009 / 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Can I replace my optical drive with an SSD

Can i replace my optical drive with a SSD and make it the bootable drive and keep my original hard drive for extra storage?

Or would i be better off replacing the original hard drive with a SSD and transferring my original drive to the optical bay as i have heard that there can be issues with placing a SSD in the optical bay?

What might i need to achieve this in terms of size of SSD or drive enclosures?

I know roughly what tools from other similar guides but not entirely sure for this particular device.

I want to do this to so that i can upgrade from 10.6.8 to the latest OS and increase speed.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.

My Imac Specs are:

Model Name: iMac

Model Identifier: iMac9,1

Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo

Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz

Number Of Processors: 1

Total Number Of Cores: 2

L2 Cache: 6 MB

Memory: 8 GB

Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz

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Here's the article you're looking for: Installing iMac Intel 20" EMC 2266 Dual Drive

Additionally, I would suggest setting the SSD as your main SATA connection and the HDD connect via your optical drive connection, that way it will try to boot from the SSD Sata first rather than where the optical drive used to be. I wouldn't say there are "issues" with it, it just means that every time you boot the computer you'll have to hold down the option key or wait for the computer to try several sources to find the optical drive OS, when you could just have it in the hard drive slot and keep the HDD in the optical drive. Hopefully that made sense.

tldr: SSD in hard drive bay, HDD in optical drive bay. Use carbon copy cloner or something along those lines and test the clone on the SSD before you wipe the HDD.

You want a 2.5" SSD, with a SATA 3 connection, and that article at the top under "relevant parts" also has the link to an enclosure you'll need.

This is a relatively difficult repair just because of that display, but once you're past that it's the same as any mac. Let me know if there's anything that needs cleared up!

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Thanks, know exactly what i need to do now. did not expect an answer so soon. Will try an keep the display clean and intact!

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Not a problem! Good luck!

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