Upgrading 2.4 Black Macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by phillymacuser, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. phillymacuser macrumors member

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    I have a 2.4 Black Macbook with 2gb ram. This is a family computer and used for web browsing, video streaming and word processing at best. It has however gotten really slow over time and pauses when opening new browsers and apps. It currently has a 250gb hard drive, but we are only using 70gb. I am definitely upgrading to 4gb of ram. Now for the question: Should I upgrade to a 128gb SSD or 250gb 7200 rpm drive? The SSD drive is about $40-$50 more. Will the performance difference be worth the investment for our use?
     
  2. DaKKs macrumors 6502

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    Personally, I'd never say no to an SSD. But i suppose it all depends on how picky you and you family are. You'll see an insane speed boost with an SSD, but for browsing, videos and word processing, i doubt you'll actually need it.

    My Macbook Core Duo got insanely quick, even if sata 1 bottlenecks the SSD.
     
  3. Nameci macrumors 68000

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    The best upgrade you can give on you black macbook would be to increase RAM to 4GB and an SSD.
     
  4. phillymacuser thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the information. I guess that confirms it. I will get the SSD.
     

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