Early 2008 macbook SSD upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by connorh1, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. connorh1 macrumors newbie

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    I am looking to upgrade my Early 2008 macbook (MB402LL/A)

    I have upgraded the Ram to 4gb but am looking to replace the Hard Drive with a faster SSD. My question is How much faster would it be? Is it worth replacing at this point? My second (or third) question is will this work:

    http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=5F2CD70FA5CA7304

    And will I need anything more than this? Thank you.
     
  2. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    It will be faster and is worth replacing.

    That will work, but you can get cheaper SSDs elsewhere. It may be necessary to use TRIM enabler, depending on which SSD you get.
     
  3. biggd macrumors 6502

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    My friend is correct, TRIM enabler is required
    A quick google will get you the required program
     
  4. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    Unless he uses the SSD he just asked about.

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    It should, but the speeds will not be the advertised SATA 6 speeds, but SATA 1.5. Not a big issue, as it wouldn't saturate the 1.5 anyway, but you might be able to find SATA II drives of the same performance for cheaper.
     
  5. biggd macrumors 6502

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  6. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    No, there are some SSDs that don't require it. These are SSDs with the Sandforce controller, which handles TRIM/Garbage Collection on its own.
     

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