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Questions on replacing hdd to ssd.

I think that the MacBook unibody is rated for 3gb/ second for an ssd. Can I put a 6gb/second ssd in it? Will it ruin the system or can I do it without a problem?

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Your machine is probably a 3 Gb/s BUS. Having the last three figures of your serial number would tell us. Some SSDs use jumpers to slow them down and some are backward compatible. Let's find out which machine you have and then proceed.

2008/2009 MacBook/MacBook Pro 13", 15", and 17" models. (Model IDs: MacBookPro5,1; 5,2; 5,3; 5,4; 5,5 and MacBook5,1; 6,1; 7,1) While a 6G SSD does function, it will only do so at SATA Revision 1.0 (1.5Gb/s) speeds rather that the SATA Revision 2.0 (3.0Gb/s) speed the machine can deliver. Should owners of these machines desire another SSD option, the Mercury Electra™ 3G SSD does run at the full SATA Revision 2.0 (3Gb/s) specification.

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Are there any more types of drive (or companies) that work at 3gb/second on the uni body? if there are any more can you tell me the companies?



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