Mac Book Pro HD upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Chaney3000, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. Chaney3000 macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2013
    Good morning all. I have searched the site and the web but can't find my help for my issue.

    I have a 2006-2007 Mac Book Pro and I was looking to upgrade my HD since it is giving me issues now. I've loaded my OS on it three times and its just not having it anymore.

    My question is, whats my upgrade options for an older model mac book pro?

    The hard drive I have is:

    Hard Drive 065-6623 120GB Serial ATA Drive@5400rpm

    What can I upgrade to now?

    Thanks for any and all the help.
  2. Lil Chillbil macrumors 65816

    Lil Chillbil

    Jan 30, 2012
    I would strongly recommend a Samsung 256gb ssd
  3. Chaney3000 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2013
    I can do a solild state HD? I was under the impression of just getting one of the other optical type drives.
  4. B... macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2013
    You can do an SSD, but it will be slower than normal due to your computer's limitations, but still faster than a HDD. Do you want speed or volume?
  5. Doward macrumors 6502a

    Feb 21, 2013
    I wouldn't be so certain of that. Even the most basic of Core 2 Duo chips can pump a good bit more than the 300-600 MB/s you'll see from SSDs.

    Odds are good the limitation will be SATAII (3.0 Gbps) vs SATAIII (6.0Gbps).

    To the OP, an SSD will be the single biggest jump in performance for your MBP that you've seen ;)
  6. Chaney3000 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2013
    I would like speed but I do require volume. I have 120GB HD now and I think all but 4 is being used. So would like more than that amount.

    Ok, so I will see improvements over what I have now even with my older MacBook.

    The guy at the Genius Bar said my hard drive might be failing even though it passed their check

    System keeps crashing after I reload Snow leopard. Freezes and then when restart it goes to the gray screen. Frustrating! Hopefully this will solve my issues.

    What brands should I look into? I seen Samsung being mentioned. Any other that are good?

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