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  1. #1
    Ram or Disk Upgrade?

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    Question Ram or Disk Upgrade?
    I have a 13" MacBook Pro 2.26Ghz, 2GB RAM and 160GB/5400RPM HDD

    I'm not to sure whether to upgrade to 4GB of ram or upgrade to a 320GB/7200RPM HDD?

    What do you guys think is the more worthwile upgrade??

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    Ram or Disk Upgrade?
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    Speed is the way to go. Go with the RAM upgrades. The harddrive can wait, and besides, you can use an inexpensive external one anyway for media and the like.
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    Ram or Disk Upgrade?

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    Feb 10, 2008
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    If you have Snow Leopard, do the RAM. If you have Leopard or Tiger, then do the HDD.

    <-- Just upgraded HDD, and it's noticeably faster booting, launching programs, etc....
    15 inch MacBook Pro 2.2 GHz Core 2 Duo w/ 3GB ram and 160GB 7200 RPM HDD.
    Apple OS-X Snow Leopard / Boot Camp - Windows XP

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    Ram or Disk Upgrade?
    Collin Bl's Avatar
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    27 iMac i5, MBP 13 & iMac 20, 2TB dual TC, AppleTV, iPh4S
    Depends on how you will use the MBP - if u r going to have have heaps of Apps open then more RAM means less caching to disk.

  5. #5
    Ram or Disk Upgrade?
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    Jul 24, 2008
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    MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB
    Depends what you need. If you need extra space then get the HDD. If you are using applications that needs a lot of memory then get the RAM.

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