Reinstall of Snow Leopard. Anything else I should do?

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  1. palau, Mar 21, 2012
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    palau macrumors newbie

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    I have a first-generation MacBook (paleolithic era, mid-2006) that has served me well for six years.

    Last weekend, I migrated all of my data to a new iMac. I then reinstalled OSX Leopard and Snow Leopard on the ancient MacBook, effectively wiping it clean. My MacBook is a Core Duo, not a Core Two Duo, so it can't run Lion.

    The MacBook is working very well again, but I'm wondering if there's anything else I can do to maintain its health and wellbeing for another six years.

    I am thinking about getting a solid state drive to prolong its usefullness. Anyone else in the forum put a SSD in a cheap, old MacBook?

    Thanks for any serious and humorous suggestions!
     
  2. reubenroyapple macrumors newbie

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    Yes, i have done the exact same thing with my core duo macbook, i just put a small cheap Crucial 64GB SSD in, because i dont want to keep loads of files on there, just a few songs, and can take it everywhere, my main computer is now a homebuilt PC, obviously not transportable anywhere.
    Also, i would consider upgrading the ram, if you have not already done so, to its maximum 2GB, because the 512MB it comes with really does hold it up a lot.
    Hope this helps (BTW there were no problems with installing an OS on the SSD, just like installing on a normal HD)
    :apple:

    Reuben
     
  3. palau thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    I upgraded the RAM a couple years ago. I am now in the process of finding the right SSD. Thanks for your comments.
     
  4. Medic278 macrumors 6502a

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    If you want to save some money and instead of putting an SSD in a 6 year old machine, I would look at getting a hybrid HDD. Hybrid HDD have usually a 4 GB SSD cache for your most used programs so it will load master and have a 500GB traditional HDD. Its a great way spruce up and breathe life into an older machine for less than $150. Plus the HDD half is 7200rpm instead of 5400 so you'll see a jump there too.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148591
     
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