Thread: MBP for Development
07-19-2011, 04:58 PM #1
MBP for Development
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- Jun 17, 2011
- Mac Pro 3.5 Ghz 6 Core XEON, 1TB SSD,64GB . MBPro 2.2Ghz 480GB SSD, 500GB HD, 16GB
I am just starting to become familiar with a Mac, having purchased a new iMac for my wife. I develop/support commercial software for Windows in my day job and am considering starting some development for iPhone/iPad apps. Due to deskspace limitations, I think a Macbbook Pro would be the way to go. I have a few questions though.
1) I really like the speed of a solid state drive. Are the drives sold by OWC significantly better than ones installed by Apple? It looks like the cost savings might only be $100 if they are equal and I assume installing the OWC drive would void the Macbook Pro warranty.
2) Has anyone tried the OWC drive doubler to replace the Optical drive with another hard drive? I am sure that would impact battery performance, but that is not a major concern for me at this point. I just need to have sufficient space on the Macbook for all development files I might have.
Any advice appreciated.
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