HDD Upgrade for early 2008 macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jskee, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. jskee macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys

    I have a 2008 black macbook which i absolutely love. But before i head off to college, i want to upgrade the laptop to give it some new life. It seems to be a lot slower than when i first got it, booting up and shutting down takes a lot longer than before, even though my HDD has more than 200gb of free space.

    Anyway, i went down to the apple retail shop and i asked the guy whether i could put in a SSD and he said its not supported, but i hear of people putting a SSD inside. Anyone can clarify this for me? And if it is possible, it would be great if you recommend a few for me. I don't need one with a huge capacity, a 128gb should be just nice.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. jskee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    wow, really useful links.
    one more question, I read up about this thing called TRIM support and i was wondering whether I would have any trouble with that? Seems like only the MBP supports it?
     
  4. Gooders9 macrumors newbie

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    Hi there. Sure you could go for an SSD, but you need to deal with the associated cost. I actually just upgraded my 2007 Macbook white with one of these hybrid drives:

    http://www.seagate.com/www/en-gb/products/laptops/laptop-hdd/

    Much cheaper than an SSD. It has actually made quite a big difference to start up and shut down times, and the more regularly used programs load quicker too ! Just as thought which might save you a bit of cash!

    Gooders9
     

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