PCIe Flash Storage?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by JoelChristopher, May 2, 2015.

  1. JoelChristopher macrumors newbie

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    Hello All,

    Does anyone know if a PCIe flash drive can be installed in an older MacBook, particularly a late 2009 white unibody MacBook? If so, would it be advantageous to install one of those as opposed to installing a regular solid state drive? I realize PCIe flash storage is faster, but I don't know if my hardware can support it.
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    The 2009 white unibody MacBook has a regular SATA interface, a PCIe flash drive won't work.
     
  3. brdeveloper macrumors 68020

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    Maybe a hack would allow installing some kind of PCIe storage (or by using an eSata to PCIe adapter).
    http://blog.fosketts.net/2010/09/07/howto-add-esata-imac/

    It's probably a 1-lane PCIe slot, so you'd be limited to 250MB/s. No reason to do this since you can install a SATA-II SSD and get similar speeds.
     

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