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SSD for 06 mbp?


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I have a '06 mac book pro. I don't use it very much now that I have a new iMac and my iPad but I still use it when I travel and now it is painfully slow to do things like update my website from the road etc.. I was considering replacing the hard drive for a ssd drive for it.... worth while?
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Well an SSD is worth the money IMHO but others do say they are too dear for what you get. G.Skill Falcon drives really do fly. Have you done any maintenance on the MBP recently, such as Onyx?

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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I have ran clean my mac regularly and have cleaned extra files. Also with current setup I cannot upgrade to lion....
I just am not sure if it is worth investing the $$ in the old hardware...
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I put an SSD into my 2006 iMac and I felt it was well worth it. It was a 115gb from OWC and it cost just under $200. It made my slow machine into a rocket. Well, maybe not that fast, but it sure is faster than it was. Remember too that memory cache on the drive is faster too so you'll see speed there.

Use an external drive for the audio video and photo files.
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Want some good advise? Chuck CleanMyMac right now and have a look through the forum threads using 'Search'. here is one:-


best "cleaner" for mac.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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