I have a 3 year old MacBook Core Duo which though lasting three years has been anything but reliable - the fan's failed (a difficult replacement using online guides) and the hard drive failed about 2 weeks after the 1 year warranty ended. But I like the OS and it's an acceptable mothership for my iPhone. I'd upgraded the drive to a 250GB 5400RPM Western Digital model long ago but after we brought in the new Intel X25-M 80GB Generation 2 SSDs I thought I'd install one.
I can't recommend this enough as an upgrade for your laptop. It's a whole new lease on life and far better/cheaper than just buying a new laptop (as I had planned).
- Boot Time: Plunged from 80 Seconds to less than 10 Seconds.
- Shutdown Time: 12 seconds to 2 seconds.
- Safari Opening: 3 seconds to 1 second.
I now don't have to set the computer to sleep since it so quickly shuts down and boots up. Power consumption is 0.15 Watts instead of 2W and since it runs cooler, the fan maxes out (and becomes loud) much less often.
We buy these wholesale and happy to supply for £160 ex VAT on their own via Paypal. About 20% less than anyone else. Or you can buy with one of our PCs such as the T1 or H2.
Installation was easy. I just followed the helpful instructions on iFixit.
Read the full review at Anandtech.