Black Macbook + Solid State Drive... Is it possible?

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  1. Dennin macrumors newbie

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    Hey.

    I just wanted to know if there is a Solid State drive I could buy for my MacBook. It is the black model from late 2006 model listed on this page; http://support.apple.com/specs/macbook/macbook_late_2006.html.

    If you know where I can find one, it would be greatly appreciated if you could link me to it.

    Thanks for the help,
    - Dennin
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Of course you could. The question remains: Is it economical?
     
  3. lamina macrumors 68000

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    The SSD drives are the same size as any laptop drive, so yes you can, and it would be very easy to swap it out.

    My question is: why? They're ridiculously expensive and have a very limited capacity. I'm just curious as to what your motivation is when considering getting one.
     
  4. JNB macrumors 604

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    Actually, a 16-32GB SSD boot drive in addition to a larger traditional HDD would be kinda nice.

    My System & Library take right at 12GB. Users adds a wrinkle size-wise, but nothing unmanageable. Might be handy to have all the system processes & such up and running with the system idle in 10-15 seconds. Also, a good safety net: in the event of a mechanical failure of the HDD, the main system would still be there and useable.
     
  5. Uoila macrumors member

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  6. Dennin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, they are ridiculously faster from the tests I have seen and much more sturdy than a regular hard drive. Isn't there a 128gb solid state? I have a 120gb hard drive right now so, the 128 is perfect.
     
  7. Dustman macrumors 65816

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    Are you aware that the 64 GB alone is a grand?
     
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    And that's 3.5" too, think of the premium packing that into a 2.5" enclosure yields.
     
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