SSD for 2007 MacBook?

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

  1. superspud macrumors regular

    Dec 6, 2007
    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.

  2. DaKKs macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2012
    Stockholm, Sweden
    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

    Dec 6, 2007
    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

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    Should work for you just fine. Get a cheaper small drive like you are planning to.
  5. paul-n macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2012
    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


    Apr 21, 2009
    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

    Dec 6, 2007
    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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