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Model A1181: 1.83, 2, 2.1, 2.13, 2.16, 2.2, or 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Can anyone tell me which SSD suits MacBook A1181?

Hi guys my first post here.

In fact my first time in this website :)

I am a PC user in Australia, and now consider giving mac a shot.

But as a uni student I am short of budget, finally I stopped at Macbook black 2008, which is so beautiful...

Anyway here is my question:

This is the laptop I am mostly gonna buy. And this mac won't be my major laptop, it will be used for email, web, music and that kinda stuff.

So maybe I don't need much capacity.

Can anyone tell me which SSD will suit it? And how much will that be? Is it safe to purchase it on eBay?

Thanks a lot!

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I do question your direction going with a SSD either to replace your current HD or your optical drive (as a second drive) with this system given what you claim your usage will be with it.

If music and vids are your prime usage they need lots of space Vs need for high speed access (HD Vs SSD) if you plan to store them, even for a short time.

Web browsing doesn't benefit with SSD.

The need for fast cold booting Vs being in sleep mode warrants having SSD as well as fast loading of apps. Unless your using the system in class your need for this is limited, granted who doesn't want a fast booting system ;-)

Given the fact your a student on a limited budget I would recommend upgrading the HD with a 1 TB HD Vs 720GB SSD it will be a lot cheaper and offer you the most benefit. Here in the states you can pick one up for less than $100. Swapping out your optical drive for the SSD then limits you as you won't be able to play any CD's or DVD's without a external player.

Standard vids downloaded from iTunes are 720p and the HD versions are 1080p. Your system will have no problem running either in iTunes (720p on internal display).

You will have some issues running MKV files review this to make iTunes run these formats AVI & MKV in iTunes. As your display is limited (can't play 1080p natively) you will need to down size the resolution of the vids so it will work, unless the player you are using does so dynamically.

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Thanks very much that helped!


No problem, if your al set here can you score the best answer/s for your issue and mark it as resolved - Thanks!


How can I do that? Didn't see a button or sth....XD

Plus I now am after a unibody white macbook. mid 2010.

I saw a seller at ebay already upgrade it to 120gb ssd, 4gb ram.

Is it necessary to upgrade to 8gb?

I don't do that much editing on it but I likes muiti task...

And will it be better to have a 8gb ram just in case? As OS gets bigger and bigger...


4 Gig for the RAM should be just fine for normal usage. As I stated before you'll have some limitations here as the SSD's are typically smaller than HD's.


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Any 2.5" SSD will do, you will also need an enclosure to hold the ssd in place. Have a look at the guide.

Installing MacBook Core 2 Duo Dual Hard Drive

Would it be safe to purchase it on eBay, yes, as long as it is from a reputable seller.

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Thanks very much mate. Am I able to watch hd movies like 720p mkv files on this laptop? Worried about the graphics card...


Yes, you can watch 720p movies on this machine. I have several mkv files that I am able to watch with no stutters at all.


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