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MacBook Pro - Ram or Disk Upgrade?


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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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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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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....

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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.
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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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