SSD for Mid-2007 Black MacBook?

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

  1. dawgfan macrumors 6502


    Jul 30, 2009
    Rocket City, USA
    What are you buying for your's? Are certain brands working better than others? How about vendors like Amazon?
  2. mvmanolov macrumors 6502a

    Aug 27, 2013
    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


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    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


    Jul 30, 2009
    Rocket City, USA
    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


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    That would work perfectly. Let us know how it goes. :)
  6. lamina macrumors 68000


    Mar 9, 2006
    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.
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  8. dawgfan thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jul 30, 2009
    Rocket City, USA
    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

    Jul 30, 2012
    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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