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  • Compatibility
  • SATA
  • Mac OS X
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July 27, 2011 4:31:16 PM

Hi guys, I need some of your expertise.
I've got a late 2006 2,1 macbook 2.0ghz c2d. I want to make the machine faster by slapping an ssd but I don't know which one. I've read posts about people having trouble with disk recognition which makes it impossible to install the OS, slow performance once they get it working and so on.
I have some more questions also: the new ones are sata 3 which are compatible with sata 2. Does it make them compatible also with sata 1? Am I running into any problem here?
And what about TRIM support in? I know I have the option of TRIM enabler if the OS won't recognize it out of the box. Do I need a sandforce ssd?
HELP!!
Thanks guys.

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July 28, 2011 10:15:34 AM

pmr said:
Hi guys, I need some of your expertise.
I've got a late 2006 2,1 macbook 2.0ghz c2d. I want to make the machine faster by slapping an ssd but I don't know which one. I've read posts about people having trouble with disk recognition which makes it impossible to install the OS, slow performance once they get it working and so on.
I have some more questions also: the new ones are sata 3 which are compatible with sata 2. Does it make them compatible also with sata 1? Am I running into any problem here?
And what about TRIM support in? I know I have the option of TRIM enabler if the OS won't recognize it out of the box. Do I need a sandforce ssd?
HELP!!
Thanks guys.


My advice would be threefold.

1. Continue to do the research you're doing
2. Buy a SATA 1 SSD if possible (for best compatibility)...or a SATA 2. There's no use spending the money on a SATA 3
3. Buy the SSD from somewhere that it is easily returnable if it doesn't act exactly as you wish.

I put an OCZ Vertex 2 (SATA 2) in my 2007 17" MBP and it works fine...don't know how similar that 2007 is to yours though.
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