Can I Install a SSD in my MBP 1,1?

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  1. sbrhwkp3 macrumors 6502a

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    Are there any requirements for installing a solid state drive, or can any machine use one?

    I'd like to install one in my 2006 MBP to make it a little snappier.

    If so, any recommendations as to what brands/stores I should buy from?

    Thanks!
     
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    Yes, you can. Just remember that your Mac has SATA 1.5Gb/s which is slower than 3Gb/s what can be found from SSDs and new Macs so you won't be able to the full advantage. It's still worth it though as you get the ultra-low latency.

    What capacity are you looking for? OCZ Vertex 2 is a good drive for its price
     
  3. sbrhwkp3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I replaced the original 80 GB drive with a 320 GB drive, and I'd like to retain that space.
     
  4. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    Thats going to be a lot of money. An Intel X25-M 160GB SSD is $400+ dollars.
     
  5. sbrhwkp3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow... at that point, I might as well start thinking about a new computer.
     
  6. sbddude macrumors 6502a

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    Consider an optibay. You can keep your 320GB (or larger) drive and put a (smaller) SSD in place of the optical drive. A 60GB would be around $100-125.

    How much RAM does your machine currently have?
     
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    But the MBP 1,1 had only a U-ATA connection for its ODD, thus an SSD would be wasted.
     
  8. sbddude macrumors 6502a

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    the 320gb goes in the optibay, the SSD goes in the SATA bay where the original HDD was.
     
  9. kramer3d macrumors newbie

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    I have the same macbook and I would like to upgrade my harddrive to SSD as well. The MBP1,1 has a SATA I slot right? Can anyone recommend any specific SSDs which are 64GB or 128GB? Newegg seems to only have SATAII for sale. Would they work for my MBP? Thanks.
     
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    SATA is backwards compatible so ANY SATA HD with proper dimensions will work. As I said above, my recommendation is OCZ Vertex 2
     
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    +1 on vertex 2. There is a rebate right now. I think the 60GB is a great value.
     
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    How does this work? Install the operating system on the SSD and music and video files (my storage hog) on the HDD?

    What kind of parts do I need for that?
     
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