2006 mbp + ssd

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  1. Hexley macrumors 6502a

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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?
     
  2. ionjohn macrumors 65816

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    lol, you're not gonna get much performance out of it, but it sure will be better than a hdd
     
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  5. disasterdrone macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  6. EmlynDewar macrumors member

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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.
     
  7. Hexley thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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. :(
     
  8. disasterdrone macrumors 6502

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    Yes - where you'll see real improvements is in responsiveness and seek times, not so much sustained read writes.
     
  9. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

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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!
     

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