What SSD to get for 13" Late 2007 MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by iMacBoy, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I have a late 2007 MB and want to change the current 250GB HD to a SSD, is it easy to do myself and can someone link me to the right SSD's from a website UK based. Ta
     
  2. macrumors member

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    I recently installed a Samsung 840 (non-pro) SSD in my 2006 MacBook, and it has been great. Super simple to install.
     
  3. macrumors member

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    I've been wondering If my late 2007 MacBook would take advantage of a SSD too. It is only Sata-I (1,5Gbps), so...is it really worth it?
    I came across this, which should also give you some initial feedback: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4180786?start=0&tstart=0

    What do you guys think? Is it wise to get a Sata-II SSD for this old but lovely MacBook?
     
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    Weaselboy

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    Yes, it would still be worth it IMO. Much of your day to day usage is accessing many, random small files, and an SSD is much faster at doing that, even over a SATA I interface. There are not many SATA II SSDs around any longer, and most I have seen cost more than a new SATA III drive. SATA is backwards compatible, so I would just get an inexpensive SATA III that is reliable like the Samsung 840 mentioned above.
     
  5. macrumors member

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    Exactly as i thought. Thank you for that! :) Also, as SATA III is apparently the cheaper one, this would be a future-proof upgrade for the new MBP I'll be getting next year.
     
  6. macrumors member

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    SanDisk Ultra Plus

    Hello all once again.

    I've decided to buy the SanDisk Ultra Plus because of the good reviews I've seen so far (http://www.pcpro.co.uk/features/380449/best-ssds-of-2013)

    One question remains: is it SATA I backward compatible? This is confusing since I'm going to swap my SuperDrive and install a caddy to house the SSD in there. BUT the caddy converts PATA to SATA. So, will this SSD work? I know I won't see that big improvement, but still, I want it because I will have a new MBP in about 9 months and I will probably use this SSD there too (replacing the SuperDrive again).

    Please help me out before buying it. :)

    I can always house it in the original HDD slot instead, but I guess it is the same thing since that one is also SATA I...

    EDIT: Amazon says it will work with SATA I. So it is safe to use it with a caddy like this http://www.ebay.com/itm/2nd-PATA-ID...4?pt=US_Drive_Bay_Caddies&hash=item3f1e783850, right? It looks like I will need the 2mm spacer Sandisk includes...
     

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