upgrade my macbook to a SSD - what type?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by merlyn412, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. merlyn412 macrumors member

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    So i'm thinking about upgrading my macbook to a SSD. What type can I / can't I use??

    2.5" SATA - beyond that, are they all pretty much the same?

    I have an early 2009 white macbook.

    I have an opportunity to pick up an intel X25-M ssd from a friend...
     
  2. Nago macrumors member

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    Intel X25-M will work just fine :)
     
  3. zachsilvey macrumors 6502

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    SSDs are sort of an area where you do get what you pay for.

    Crucial, Intel and OWC are your best bet.

    Before actually buying a drive look at some reviews to see how it stacks up against the competition in terms of speed.

    Also here is a good resource
    http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=736
     
  4. merlyn412 thread starter macrumors member

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  5. Stvwndr219 macrumors 6502

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    Be careful with the new Vertex 2 drives - there have been some compatibility issues with macbooks reported. Also, you'll have to install OS X with an external first - some quirk of the MBPs I guess...
     

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