Late 2008 MacBook and Samsung 840

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  1. mcnamaragio macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I am considering purchasing Samsung 840 sata III 120GB drive for my macbook 13" late 2008 unibody.

    I know that there are many ssd drives (intel, ocz) which experience slow speed issues with this macbook (Negotiated Speed Link resulting in 1.5 instead of 3Gb). Do you know if this drive works at full speed 3GB supported by the MacBook? If not which one do you recommend?

    Thanks.
     
  2. spyguy10709 macrumors 6502a

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    To be honest - you're not going to see the major difference between the 1.5 and 3 speeds, your macbook's bottleneck will be the DDR2 RAM and slower system bus. The speed of a SSD comes from the 0 seek times and superfast cache.
     
  3. mcnamaragio thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. robvas macrumors 68020

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    Others have reported that it did not negotiate the 3.0 link speed on the MPC79 Nvidia chipset
     
  5. mcnamaragio thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. blake.bang macrumors member

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    Hi!

    Did you get around to installing the 120 gig 840 in your MacBook 5,1?

    How is the negotiated link speed?

    I'm installing one too, next week.
     
  7. mcnamaragio thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I installed m4 128GB and it works well. Negotiated link speed is 3GB
     

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