Trying to help a buddy get a little more life out of his 15" 2.4 core2duo by putting in an SSD. Problem is it always errors out after 5-10 minutes when doing a clean Mavericks install from USB. (tried Yosemite also, same result.) I've got a handful of drives I've collected - a Crucial M500, Seagate 600, and Kingston V300 (all 240GB) - none of them work. However, a 120GB Kingston V300 gets through the install and seems to work fine (but he would much prefer a larger drive.) All of them are SATA 3, which I understand won't run any more than SATA 1 speeds, but that's fine. Would I have any better luck with a SATA 2 drive? (pretty impossible to find at this point, and obviously cheaper is better for this vintage machine.) This laptop has the Intel SATA controller, which I thought was less problematic than the nvidia one. I also have an Intel 530 (240GB) booting another machine I could pull, but I would have to clone it off to another drive first, so I would rather not do that unless there is some reason to think it might work better.