SSD for 2007 MacBook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by superspud, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. superspud macrumors regular

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    I'm planning to get a new iMac if they ever come out and will be wiping my MacBook and using it as a travel or leisure computer (I have an iPad as well).

    It still works surprisingly well and is running lion.

    My question is, are there any issues I may encounter in putting an SSD on my mid 07 MacBook? I plan to just put in a 64 or 128 gig. Something that will make it nice and zippy with its 4gigs of ram.


    Thanks
     
  2. DaKKs macrumors 6502

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    No issues whatsoever. Quick tip though, do a clean install, don't restore from a backup directly. I had massive slowdowns and freezes until i did a clean install.
     
  3. superspud thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for the tip, that was my plan.


    i am going to move all my files over to the imac when i get it then install the SSD with a fresh copy of Lion on the macbook.

    I am not going to have any files, photos or even my itunes library on my macbook. its going to be a blank slate of a computer for guests / internet use only.

    I take that back, I MIGHT move my itunes on there, havnt decided yet.
     
  4. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    Should work for you just fine. Get a cheaper small drive like you are planning to.
     
  5. paul-n macrumors regular

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    Sounds good, I would go with 128 GB, this gives you the opportunity to have enough space left for data. I can also recommend a Samsung 830, which costs $100 for 128GB.
     
  6. GenesisJLS macrumors regular

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    Fantastic choice, I installed that model of HD in my previous work computer, and it increased performance significantly. It's surprising how much faster an SSD will increase performance on you machine. It's a night and day difference if you do software development. Tell us how it works out.
     
  7. superspud thread starter macrumors regular

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    perfect, the samsung 830 128gb was the exact model i was looking at.

    now i just need the new imacs to come out...... hopefully i wont be waiting much longer
     

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