I was given a 2010 white macbook recently. I put in 4gb ram and a samsung evo 840 ssd. Upgraded to Yosemite and it is running great. Boots almost as fast as my 2013 Air. I had the memory from another macbook upgrade and the evo 840 120gb cost around a hundred bucks. It was definitely worth it for me.
Which SSD drives do you recommend for older MacBooks? I have a 2009 whitebook already with 4gb ram but doesn't run Mavericks well, and my bro has a 2006 core duo MacBook with an older OS that seems to run quite smoothly.I rebuild and repair older MacBook models for a living. My experience is that they work fine with SSD and so long as you don't exceed the maximum supported OS (10.6.8 for MacBook 2,1 and 10.7 for 4,1 models) 2GB RAM works fine. Crucial (and maybe other makers) have their own garbage control firmware built-in (it's OS-agnostic so works for all versions of Win & OSX) so TRIM isn't strictly necessary (there are limitations to garbage control in that it has to be able to run 24/7) but if prefer to use TRIM Enabler anyway.
Remember that A1181 models are SATA l interface so there's a cap on the maximum data-flow through the interface; don't get fooled into 6Gbps SSD models as you'll never get the benefit.
Later models can upgrade to Mavericks then 4GB RAM is better but there's an issue with TRIM on Yosemite that you'd need to research before installing it.
Hello.I'm new here and i started recently get into Mac world.My question is - is it worth to buy Macbook White and upgrade it later with SSD and bigger ram?I will use it as a daily laptop(movies,tv shows,for school etc.)and no games.
Thank you for your answers.Sadly,but last MacBook White,which was in decent condition has been sold,price was 170 euros(230 dollars,i think).But i am currently using friend's MacBook Air(2009,specs - 2GB ram,C2D and 120GB SSD) with OSX 10.6.8.Is it worth to buy,and what could be price for this spec MacBook?How about upgrading?