Upgrading old Macs to SSD’s

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SSDs (solid-state drives) are much faster than old-school hard drives, making it possible to get a few more years of life out of an old, slow computer by upgrading it to a faster drive. This is written after the following updates:

  • Upgrading a 2008 White (pre-Unibody) Macbook 4,1 (Core 2 Duo 2.1GHz 1GB RAM) with a Kingston SSDNow V300 SSD and 4GB RAM
  • Upgrading a 2009 (pre-Unibody) Mac mini 3,1 (Core 2 Duo 2.26GHz 4GB RAM) with a Crucial M500 SSD.
  • To identify your exact model of Mac, go to EveryMac.com.

First of all: It’s worth it if your Mac is around five or six years old. It makes a big difference in daily use for fairly low cost.
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