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    Macbook 2010 and ssd
    Hello,
    If I take the hdd out of my macbook and put an ssd in it then use the hdd externally for all main information (except os install) would that show speed performances. Or would the USB slow down any performance upgrade from a ssd with just the OS on it.

    Also, for the macbook what SATA would I need? I noticed their are SATA 1,2 and i believe 3 now?

    Thanks,
    Qua Sar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qua Sar View Post
    Hello,
    If I take the hdd out of my macbook and put an ssd in it then use the hdd externally for all main information (except os install) would that show speed performances. Or would the USB slow down any performance upgrade from a ssd with just the OS on it.

    Also, for the macbook what SATA would I need? I noticed their are SATA 1,2 and i believe 3 now?

    Thanks,
    Qua Sar
    Well a SSD with the OS on it would increase your boot times, but if you store everything (apps, music, files, etc etc) on an external then you would only notice an increase in boot times.

    SSD's are not worth it right now, no matter what they claim. Wait till Lion comes out to get one, once OS X supports TRIM and the prices come down. Any SATA will work, it will just downclock itself to whatever the mobo runs. i.e: Mobo supports SATA 1, you get SATA 2 HD. HD runs at SATA 1 speeds.
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    I figured about the SATA and thanks for the response.. I just didn't know if each sata had different interfaces or anything, instead of just downclocking.

    Thanks for the speedy response again.

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