Macbook (Rev.C) performance with SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by pharao111, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. pharao111 macrumors newbie

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    I'm currently using the black Macbook from the Rev C line (May 2007) and I'm thinking of buying myself a Samsung SSD 128GB and I was wondering if this upgrade makes sense at all..would you guys recommend me to do that upgrade since I am not thinking of upgrading my machine in the next 12months (if nothing goes wrong and my machine falls appart).. I'm mainly wondering if that upgrade will "speed up" my Blackbook.. thanks for your ideas and commends
     
  2. sweet160 macrumors regular

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    I am in the same situation. I have 3 gigs of ram now. But still I would like to speed things up without buying a new mac.

    Does it mac sense to install a SSD in a macbook that has 1.5 GB Sata??
     
  3. mattais macrumors member

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    Regular 5400rpm hard drives have a read speed of around 35 MB/s.

    It is important to note here that you do not have a 1.5GB (Gigabyte) SATA bus, rather a 1.5Gb (Gigabit). Your SATA bus therefore limits you at at theoretical 150 MB/s. Whilst you will not reap the full benefit of the higher end SSD's - ie 260+ MB/s, you are still looking at a 5x potential increase.

    In other words, it will be noticeably faster still, yes.
     

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