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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jul 07, 2009
    27" iMac, 2.8GHz i5, 4GB Ram, ATI Radeon HD 5750 w/ 1GB 1TB hard drive
    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??

  2. #2

    Chris H.'s Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 03, 2009
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    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.
     iPad Air 2 - iOS 9.3
     iPhone 6 64GB - iOS 9.3
     Mac mini early 2009 - OS X El Capitan 10.11.4
     MacBook unibody/white late 2009 - OS X El Capitan 10.11.4

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Feb 10, 2008
    Dallas, but school in Arkansas
    15" MBP 2.2 2GB
    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

  4. #4

    Collin Bl's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 07, 2009
    Napier NZ
    27 iMac+Thunderbolt, 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

    CrimsonRequiem's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 24, 2008
    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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