Macbook 2007 SSD Installed

tom vilsack

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Macbook 2007 2.2GHz stock 1 gig ram,snow leopard install...replaced stock 250 gig hd,with OCZ Agility 3 60GB 2.5IN SATA3 Sandforce SF-2281 SSD Solid State Disk Flash Drive....

What a difference! Boot times from 33 sec down to 20 sec...programs open right away...it's like a whole new macbook. I will upgrade ram to 4 gig's and install lion in time...but for now..Wow!

I used Carbon Copy to clone drive using Mediasonic Slimbox 2.5IN SATA HDD External Hard Drive Enclosure USB3.0 Black...







http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=61050&vpn=AGT3-25SAT3-60G&manufacture=OCZ%20Technology&promoid=1060
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=70986&vpn=H21-SU3&manufacture=Mediasonic&promoid=1060
http://www.bombich.com/download.html

total cost was $74.98
 

tom vilsack

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I can't believe the difference...i ran geekbench with stock 250 drive and posted a score of 1834 (which seemed low compared to others with same specs...perhaps a drive going bad?)....now just ran geekbench with ssd...3116!
 
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saggel

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So you went to SATA3 with no problems? That's good to know...!!!
Why don't you add the old drive in the place of the DVD?
 
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conorm19147

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Sounds great! Been thinking of doing the same thing with my 2008 BlackBook and glad it makes such a noticeable difference
 
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tom vilsack

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Sounds great! Been thinking of doing the same thing with my 2008 BlackBook and glad it makes such a noticeable difference
conorm you won't regret money spent..it's only been one day so far,but i can't believe the difference it makes...here is my geekbench score (with stock 1 gig ram only...planning on 4 gig's when $ allows)

http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/728115
 
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itickings

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Definitively worth it, makes the old tired Macbook feel like it's both found the Fountain of Youth and started exercising regularly.
 
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StuLax18

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Definitely go with 4GB RAM. I did a couple months ago and don't know why I waited so long. I usually have about 2.6GB of active RAM, and only had 2GB before haha. :eek:

I think it was about $50 at Fry's.
 
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aawil

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I'm contemplating doing the same thing with mine. I bought a late 07 new and never really used it. They don't seem to be going for much so I might pop a ssd in it and get some use out of it. It has a whole 16 battery cycles on it.
 
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tom vilsack

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update: read somewhere about ssd's and doing a zero format and clean install for best performance...so did just that (didn't really have any must have items on restore image anyways)...well it's minor,but boot time is even a tad faster (19.47 sec...and same always) while i can't really notice any difference with apps as they all load in under a sec (ff,safari,itune,photo booth ect are all instant and can load lots without any difference in loading...and my min 1 gig ram doesn't seem to matter at all)...

now this macbook is even faster then friends 2010 15' mbp (other then gaming with my intel gpu bottleneck)
 
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j0ester

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SSD area highly worth it. They are better than 10k RPM HDD's. Low energy, high response time. Just NEVER DEFRAG on a SSD. This can lower SSD life times.
 
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