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OCZ Agility SSD Drive Upgrade in 2006 iMac
Posted: 10/9/2009



Hey Mike, I replaced the faulty 250GB HD in my iMac (white Intel, 2006, 20", 2.16 GHz) with an OCZ Agility 60GB SSD. With a clean install of OS X 10.6.1, the drive runs flawless for over one week now. It's extremely speedy (booting in 13 seconds) and makes no trouble at all, e.g. send the mac to sleep/waking up works without any problems.

I paid 149 Euro incl. VAT at my german dealer and I recommend this for everyone who wants to speed up their mac (a lot) and keeps his data on an external drive anyway.

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Switching the drive was easy with the pictures you linked to (referring to an Dec 2006 article here w/Notes on 2006 iMac Take-Apart) - with two exceptions that weren't in the guide:

- On both sides of the iSight there are two levers you have to press to remove the top case.

- My HD had no plastic lever but a metal bar which was screwed on.

I included some pictures. (see below) All the best from germany
-Goetz

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