SSD for Mid-2007 Black MacBook?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dawgfan, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. dawgfan macrumors 6502

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    What are you buying for your's? Are certain brands working better than others? How about vendors like Amazon?
     
  2. mvmanolov macrumors 6502a

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    Samsung's 840 Pro is one of the best drives you can get. the EVO is nice too but less $$$. I have a 128 PRO in my MBP and it works great. Just don't forget to enable trim: google trim enabler :D
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    You Macbook uses a SATA I connection for the drive, so no matter SSD you buy, you won't get the full, advertised speed.... so just get whatever you can find a deal on. The Samsung EVO mentioned is a good value. No problem at all using Amazon.
     
  4. dawgfan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Opinions on this particular drive from amazon for $155?

    "Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Single Unit Version Internal Solid State Drive MZ-7TE250BW"
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    That would work perfectly. Let us know how it goes. :)
     
  6. lamina macrumors 68000

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    Crucial makes some nice stuff too, namely the M500 and M4 series. I have an M4 512GB in my 2012 MBP and it rips. Like the others said though, you're going to be limited to SATA I.

    My brother has a 2006 MacBook and he just put an M500 in it. It's got the same SATA spec as yours, but it still runs a LOT faster than his old rotational HDD.
     
  7. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

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    Just this week, put this one in mine

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  8. dawgfan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Might be out for delivery today; however, I'm out of town on business. On top of that, I may be stuck in MD due the Nor'easter. Supposed to fly back to AL Thu, but next big storm is going to delay a ton of things. Will report back when I can.
     
  9. blanka macrumors 68000

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    Don't waste much money on such an oldie. Grab a Scorpio Black 750GB or a Momentus ST500LM000, 500GB (hybrid), for lots of storage, a big jump in speed at a low price (70 bucks). These drives max out the SATA 1 speed and are cheap.
     

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