Thread: MBP SSD upgrade...???
08-28-2013, 01:24 AM #1
MBP SSD upgrade...???
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- Aug 28, 2013
I have an early 2008 Macbook Pro and I use my macbook pro like CRAZY.
TASKS: Video editing, DJing, Music production, web browsing, email, playing music and day-to-day document handling.
Its FREAKIN SLOW!!! I want to upgrade the internal hard drive to an SSD.
Unfortunately...I was reading an article and it said that SSD upgrades were only good for 2009 and later macbookpros. Does this mean I can NEVER upgrade my macbook pro with an SSD?
1) If an upgrade is possible...which SSD would be good/compatible for my mbp?
2) Do I get SATAI, II or III compatible SSD?
3) Can I take out the optical drive and put the hard drive in its place...in essence having both an SSD and a internal hard drive running at once in RAID 0 for optimum performance?
Try to answer all my questions as I really want to upgrade. This laptop is too slow and I feel like tossing it at the wall!!
08-28-2013, 01:44 AM #2
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p.s. BTW...your MacBook Pro's "slowness" may be due to a lot of other things than the internal HD. Installing an SSD will only speedup the:
- launching of applications
- opening of files
- saving of files
Once the applications and files are opened...other than incremental file saves...the "slowness" is not due to the internal HD.
08-28-2013, 05:50 PM #3
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- Nov 28, 2007
- Nambucca Heads Australia
- Imac 27" Retina 3.3GHz, 512GB Flash, 16GB memory, OS X.11.4.
And it uses SATA but most SSD's if SATA 11 will be backwards compatible. Early 2008 models can handle 6GB of memory. May well be worth while increasing memory.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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