SSD performance difference in older MBPs

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  1. dgdosen macrumors 65816

    dgdosen

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    I've got a late 2006 MBP (Merom) and don't want to give it up because I hacked in a higher res screen - but do want to take advantage of SSDs -

    So my question is, is there a noticeable difference in SSD perf (say an Intel X25-M) on this slightly dated MBP compared to the latest?

    I'm not even sure what SATA version is used on my MBP compared to the newer models, and if the Intel SSD bumps up to that ceiling.

    Thanks in advance for any answers...
     
  2. dgdosen thread starter macrumors 65816

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    hmm - I think that article was discussing controllers in the ssd's themselves, and not the machines used to run them...
     
  3. Thiol macrumors 6502a

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    Even with an old SATA I interface you won't be limited by the bandwidth with a SSD.
     
  4. dgdosen thread starter macrumors 65816

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    If I look at XBench data for some tests - it looks like older models aren't able to get uncached reads running as fast as Intel says they are.

    On the other hand, the new Unibody (MBPs and MBs) seem to be able to hit that limit.

    I'm just wondering if drives like Intel's X25-M are better suited for the new Unibodies...

    Can anyone comment? I could be a big help in my drive to get a new laptop :)
     
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