2006 mbp + ssd

Hexley

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I am looking at installing a 120GB Crucial M500 SSD into a 2006 MBP. Anyone have any experience of putting any SSD into that old a MBP?
 

ionjohn

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I am looking at installing a 120GB Crucial M500 SSD into a 2006 MBP. Anyone have any experience of putting any SSD into that old a MBP?
lol, you're not gonna get much performance out of it, but it sure will be better than a hdd
 

disasterdrone

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It's only sata 1
Sure - theoretically, the fastest spinning drives might saturate a SATA 1 bus, but in practice you'll still get significant speed increases, not so much in sustained transfer speeds, but in seek times and perceived snappiness.
 

EmlynDewar

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The performance will be far better! Obviously the read/write speeds will be nowhere near where they should be, but it will be a worthwhile upgrade.
Difference between the standard drive and the (ancient) G.Skill Falcon II in my 2007 was like night and day.

Don't worry it being SATA1.
 

Hexley

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Sure - theoretically, the fastest spinning drives might saturate a SATA 1 bus, but in practice you'll still get significant speed increases, not so much in sustained transfer speeds, but in seek times and perceived snappiness.
2TB Seagate M9T hits 110MB/s sequential read/writes.

My other aim is to cool things down with a SSD and clean out the internals. It does run rather hot. :(
 

disasterdrone

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2TB Seagate M9T hits 110MB/s sequential read/writes.

My other aim is to cool things down with a SSD and clean out the internals. It does run rather hot. :(
Yes - where you'll see real improvements is in responsiveness and seek times, not so much sustained read writes.
 

ElectronGuru

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i say go for it - if you are keeping the system long enough to make it worth while. I put an old intel 320 into a 2006 mini and its faster. In your case, youre also getting less heat and power draw in the bargain. And its not like its a major investment!