HELP! SanDisk X110 in MacBook Unibody LATE 2008

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  1. joshfairweather macrumors member

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    Hi guys


    Looking to upgrade the 500GB HDD in my MacBook 5,1 Late 2008 to an SSD. I don't know too much about the required specification in my MacBook, only what I have seen on EveryMac, that the storage device is SATA and reads up to 3Gb/s I believe.

    Would this SanDisk X110 256GB work fine in my MacBook? I have the option to buy one shortly. I saw on a thread in this forum you have to apply a patch from SanDisk as my MacBook doesn't work at SATA III so have to apply some sort of patch to force it to SATA II?

    Or can I simply clone my HDD to the SSD and basically just swap them over and "plug and play"???
     

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  2. robvas macrumors 68030

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    The drive is backwards compatible with SATA II
     
  3. joshfairweather thread starter macrumors member

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    I believe this drive is 7mm tall - is that correct? Or would I need an adapter to make it 9.5mm.. I'm not sure of the drive bay size in my MacBook!
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    Never mind I found on EveryMac it's a 9.5mm
     
  4. EugW macrumors 603

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  5. joshfairweather thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi yeah I'm on the correct bootrom. Just wanted to check more the size etc to see if it would be suitable :)
     

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