Intel SSD in a Black book 2.16 GHz

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by sweet160, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. sweet160 macrumors regular

    sweet160

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  2. ChessHound macrumors newbie

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    I'm curious as well whether one of those swank new SATA II SSD drives will work in my +2 year old MacBook3,1.

    I think both of our machines have SATA I interfaces... so the question is whether SATA II is backwards compatible.
     
  3. seepel macrumors 6502

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    I've been using a OCZ Vertex in my Macbook2,1 for quite a few months now. It works pretty well, of course in some cases it can saturate the SATA 1.5 controller, so I'm not getting the full speed of the drive. But then again, conventional HDDs won't come close to doing this anyway. I can safely say that I highly recommend an SSD even though the Macbook only has a SATA 1.5 controller.

    Here's a random xbench I have lying around, it's fairly representative of the majority of my other results.

    Disk Test 170.52
    Sequential 136.17
    Uncached Write 144.14 88.50 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 192.90 109.14 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 79.32 23.21 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 215.28 108.20 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Random 228.03
    Uncached Write 79.55 8.42 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 345.73 110.68 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 2392.10 16.95 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 602.58 111.81 MB/sec [256K blocks]
     
  4. stylinexpat macrumors 6502a

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    So no one here has a new Macbook white that tried installing a new SSD in it, is there??
     

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