Macbook 3,1 late 2007 and Bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by comda, Jul 21, 2015.


Who here is still using early gen intel macs? Pre-2010?

  1. I am using an old Pre-2010 Macbook, macbook pro, Mac pro etc

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  2. I am using a newer machine.

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  1. comda macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2011
    Greetings MacRumors Classic Intel Mac fans!

    This Macbook is the one in my signature. Its my main daily driver and hopefully will be throughout my next few years at school. As you can see it was upgraded with a SSD and in Snow leopard it flies! However in bootcamp windows 7 (soon to be windows 10, we shall see what driver issues i have) it seems no different then a standard mechanical hard drive. Its slow! Has anyone else run into these issues? Just to clarify the windows i have installed is windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit. And it is fully legal license and fully updated hence why i received the windows 10 upgrade.

    PS. According to apple, this machine can only handle up to windows 7. I had windows 8 running on it but didnt like it, so we shall see what driver issues/other complications i get when i update to windows 10.
  2. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
    The only time I notice an increased time or "slowness" compared to another computer is when I am waiting for EFI to finally emulate the BIOS and hit the "Starting Windows" screen. From there on, Windows performs as it would on an identically spec'd PC with an SSD. I am not sure why you are seeing slow performance from your SSD but I would run some benchmarks to determine whether it is a perception issue (virus, malware, background process, etc.) or if the read and write speeds are truly lower under Windows compared to OS X.
  3. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

    Mar 4, 2013
    The SSD is probably slower in Windows because the controller is in legacy/IDE mode, rather than AHCI. It's possible to enable AHCI in Windows through a combination editing the registry and patching the bootloader. The process causes you to lose the ability to sleep the machine while in Windows, and the Boot Camp control panel might behave erratically.
  4. comda thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2011
    Well thats a shame. if its in IDE mode does that mean im damaging the SSD because i dont have TRIM? or does TRIM still install regardless of IDE/AHCI mode?

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