I have an older generation black macbook (2.16 GHz model), and I've been plagued with the clicking hard drive problem. I've gone through two hard drives in the past 6 months, and currently the 3rd one is clicking its life away (still running though ).
I was wondering if upgrading the laptop with a solid state drive would fix the issue, but I'm not sure whether it is compatible. Could anyone shed some light on this?
I read a post on this forum about someone having issues installing OS X 10.4 after upgrading to an SSD on the similar model... any further info on that would be appreciated as well.
Just wanted to add that I upgraded my first gen MacBook to an Intel X-25V 40GB, and have been amazed at the speed difference. I wasn't sure it would be worth it to upgrade such an old machine, but it has breathed new life. Only problem is I have to watch my GB's.
24" iMac Alu - 2.8Ghz, 2GB, ATI HD 2600 Pro
Macbook (work machine) - 1.83Ghz CoreDuo, 2GB, SSD w/Samsung 215TW
iMac G3 350 (for the kids)
iPhone 3Gs - iPod Video 30GB - Nikon D90
Thanks for the responses guys... If it works with 10.6 then that's probably the route I'm going to take. SSD's are getting cheaper at quite a decent rate too (I saw a 128GB Kingston drive at Canada Computers for around $250; almost $1.95 per gig... not too bad!).
I really just want to find out if this clicking and hard drive failure will go away if I install an SSD... Somehow I doubt this, but I'm probably going to consult the "Geniuses" at Apple :P