MacBook SSD upgrade even on a 32 bit processor

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Murtz86, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. Murtz86 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, bit of a newbie to the forum but had a question about my Black Macbook 2.4Ghz Core Duo, 4GB.

    I'm really tempted to upgrade my hard drive to a 256gb (http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=4C55DEAFA5CA7304).

    I know that generally this will boost everything but my question is whether my 32 bit processor is going to hold back the true potential a lot.

    I do a lot of photo editing (Lightroom, photoshop, illustrator) and film editing (Premier Pro CS5). Will it speeden up things like rendering, encoding videos etc... or not really?

    I'm no way near to having enough money to buy a new macbook pro but jsut wanted to know if the 32 bit processor of anything else about my old macbook will hold back the potential of upgrading to a SSD.

    Cheers, Murtz
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    You have a 64-bit Core 2 Duo processor, if you have a 2008 MacBook with 2.4 GHz.
    And even if you would have had a 32-bit CPU, it wouldn't slow down SSD performance.
    You are only limited by the S-ATA 1.5 Gbps (S-ATA I) interface.

    MacBook, MacBook Pro: Replacing the Hard Disk Drive, transferring data to the new HDD

    the guide includes:
    • 0. Identify your MacBook or MacBook Pro
    • 1. Getting a new HDD
    • 2. Guides to replace the internal HDD with a newer one
    • 3. Transferring data from the old HDD to the new HDD
    • 4. Using the optical disk drive (ODD) slot for placing an SSD or HDD inside the MB/P (OPTIBAY)



    Also know, that S-ATA is backwards compatible and you can get S-ATA 3.0 Gbps (S-ATA II) and S-ATA 6.0 Gbps (S-ATA III) SSDs, in case you get a newer Mac and want to transfer the SSD.

    RAM can also be upgraded to 6 GB, if you have the 2008 MB.
     

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