Will this SSD work in my Late 2007 Macbook?

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  1. CMelton macrumors regular

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    Hey guys, hope you can help.

    Will this SSD that's on offer work in my late 2007 whitebook?

    I think my macbook has SATA 3 but this drive is SATA 6, will it still work? albeit slower?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Your MacBook has SATA (1.5 Gb/s), not SATA II (3 Gb/s) or SATA III (6 Gb/s)

    You can find specs on all Apple products:
    Yes, it should work, but just won't operate at maximum capability.
     
  3. CMelton thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks so much. Any idea how much of a reduction in capability there will be?

    Would it still be noticeable over a 5400rpm drive?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It will still run circles around any HDD.
     
  5. CMelton thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you so much, just what I needed to hear. My laptop is getting slllloooow and it really needs the boost. I know the age of the machine doesn't help but I figure its the cheaper than a whole new machine. Thanks again.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There are some other things that can improve performance. How much RAM do you have installed? You can use up to 6GB.

    Performance Tips For Mac OS X
     
  7. CMelton thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for that link, I'll run through the list later tonight.

    I have 2gig installed and though I know it can be upgraded and have been thinking about it recently I feel that it would be a waste of money. I'm hoping to buy a new machine in the holiday season and the RAM is not much cheaper than the SSD at the moment. Bearing that in mind I think the SSD that I can put in an external enclosure down the road is better value for money than RAM that won't be of use in a new machine. Thanks for the suggestion though.
     
  8. aawil macrumors 6502a

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    I just put the V+200 version in my late 2007 and like others say it certainly livens it up.
     
  9. CMelton thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the confirmation. Looking forward to it arriving now, ordered it last night!
     
  10. icemantx macrumors regular

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    I installed an SSD in my wife's Black MacBook tonight from late 2007 and it works like a charm. Much snappier and makes the MacBook feel like it has new life in it.

    The one I bought was from Crucial:

    http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-2-5-I...=1341031890&sr=8-1&keywords=crucial+256gb+ssd

    The install was simple and only took 10 minutes max plus the time to install the OS and copy over time machine backups.

    All in all, it is definitely a good upgrade and feels a good bit faster than my early 2009 iMac. My iMac has a 2 TB 7200 RPM HD in it, but it in no way can outclass an SSD.

    On my next iMac I will be sure to have both an SSD and a standard HD for storage. That for me is the best combo. When we buy a new MacBook, it will have an SSD whether it is the Pro or Air.

    Jeff
     
  11. CMelton thread starter macrumors regular

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    Installed it last night and it works like a charm. It feels like a new computer again! I can't believe how much it better is, well chuffed!
     

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