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Solid state drives for older macs?


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I got an iMac (circa 2007), up-spec'ed to the best possibilities of the time (2.33 C2D, 4G RAM), but it's not fast enough for me anymore.

Just wondering if I can upgrade the HD to one of the newer SSD offerings? I know it's not conventional, but HD's all seem to be pretty modular and standardized in size... is it possible?
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Sure. You just need 2.5 to 3.5 bracket adapter like this one. Be prepared for a bit of a job though, iMacs can be tough to get into.

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Would this be true of a 2008 Macbook also (2.4 C2D, 4G RAM)?

Sorry... just thinking out aloud
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No, the Notebooks already use 2.5" drives.
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OK, so I just bought a 2008 top spec Macbook and I can get the latest Intel SSD with an employee discount (through friend).

A 2.5" SSD will slot straight in? Do I need a specific connector or are they all the same?
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You're good, it's a SATA interface. Hope you don't get your friend caught by talking too much :-P
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