SSD in a 2007 Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hsj2011, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. hsj2011 macrumors regular

    Jan 30, 2011
    I bought a 2007 Macbook Pro 3.1 a couple of weeks ago and have just received an SSD for it, but then I realised it's SATA-I, not SATA-II.

    Is it even worth putting an SSD in a SATA-I laptop? Will there be much of a speed increase?
  2. Heavertron macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2011
    Still worth it. Random reads will still be much higher. Burst read will top out at 150mbps thoretical which is better than an average HDD at around 90 mbps thoretical.
  3. bozz2006 macrumors 68030


    Aug 24, 2007
  4. imorton macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2010
    I put a Vertex2 SSD in a 2008 Macbook 4.1, and it also had Sata-I.

    It was night and day speed wise, and it was a worthy upgrade.

    Another great feature was it was now silent, and since SSD's have no moving parts, it is weird to be able to shake a laptop while it is running... :)

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