SSD and RAM upgrade questions

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  1. MacBookWhite09 macrumors newbie

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    Hi all, this is my first post on this forum :)

    I have a white, laste 2009 macbook unibody and I was recently contemplating on changing the HDD to an SSD and upgrade the RAM to 8GB (from its current 2gb).

    I was looking at RAM and I came across this - http://www.ebuyer.com/164772-corsair-8gb-ddr3-1066mhz-laptop-memory-cm3x8gsdkit1066

    Is this suitable?


    And for the SSD (I need 250GB space btw), I came across this - http://uk.crucial.com/gbr/en/macbook-(13-inch,-late-2009)/CT5428640

    Is this any good?


    Please help me out! :)

    Thanks in advance :D
     
  2. brdeveloper macrumors 68020

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    DDR3 1066, CL7... they should work according to these specs. Corsair even has modules labeled as "Mac Compatible", maybe you'd prefer these instead. The SSD looks fine. I have a Samsung 840 EVO and a Crucial M500 and both work as fast as they can on SATAII buses. Crucial MX100 is "the new M500", so it should work. Your white Macbook will perform as fast as a 2014 laptop, unless you are planning playing games on it. Otherwise, it's a highly recommended upgrade.
     
  3. MacBookWhite09 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey, thanks for replying :)

    I searched up "mac compatible" corsair memory, and I came up with this - http://www.corsair.com/en-gb/corsai...annel-ddr3-sodimm-memory-kit-cmsa8gx3m2a106c7

    This is OK, right?
     
  4. brdeveloper macrumors 68020

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    Yes, although its retail price looks quite high. The truth is, any CL7/1066 RAM module should work. Some users say that even 1333 MHz RAM works on 2009 MacMinis/Macbooks.

    The exception are the 2010 Macbook Pro 13", Unibody Macbook White 13" and Mac Mini. These models require exactly DDR3 1066 modules. Otherwise they'll beep and halt at startup.

    Even on this case, you can rewrite the module's SPD information to turn a 1333 ram module into a 1066 MHz one. I did it on the 1333 modules that I installed on my Mini. Not all modules give write permissions for rewriting SPD information, but Corsair and Kingston ones usually allow this solution.

    In short: the Mac compatible modules are guaranteed to work, but most DDR3 modules should work with or without needing SPD rewriting.
     
  5. MacBookWhite09 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks dude :)
     

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