New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Movies and Video For people making movies and editing video with their Mac.

need help upgrading macbook pro for editing (Ram,bigger HD,ext HD)


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
HaleyKilljoy

 
Member Since: Nov 05, 2008
Posts: 9
HaleyKilljoy is on a distinguished road

HaleyKilljoy is offline
First of all, Thank God for forums.
ok, So I am running rediculously low on hard drive space and I pretty much want to start over with my computer. I am serious about editing and I want to get a new Hard drive (maybe 320gb or 500gb) and only install what I want on it and keep it from getting filled with random stuff.

I have a Macbook Pro 2.2GHz (15-inch Intel Core 2 Duo) - Mid 2007 (thats when it was made)--it has 2 GB's of RAM.

Anyways, For editing purposes, what type of hard drive (it would be helpful to have an exact brand and name) should I get? I want to just take out my hard drive I have now and start over with a new one...A clean install of the OS and of Final Cut Studio and After effects.
also, I was trying to figure it out on my own and got confused about 7200 rpm vs. 5400 rpm and something about 8mb or 16mb cache's (I have NO IDEA what that really means and if I need 7200 or 5400 and if I need an 8 mb cache or a 16 mb cache?) Im lost. please help me!
How much should I pay for it and where should I get it for the cheapest?

Also, I am going to get more RAM for my computer.
Quite frankly, I have no idea what to buy but I know I need to go from the
2 GBs that come standard on my computer to 4gb of RAM.
What specifically do I need? Is there a link you can give me of where to buy it?

Lastly, I need an external hard drive for editing and an editor friend of mine said that I should without a doubt get a g-tech g-drive. Is that a good choice? Is it worth the money?

Im willing to spend what I need to upgrade my computer to a good editing machine because I am planning on going to school for editing. I really need to make sure I buy the right things though

thank you very much..
QUOTE Thanks
HaleyKilljoy

 
Member Since: Nov 05, 2008
Posts: 9
HaleyKilljoy is on a distinguished road

HaleyKilljoy is offline
I meant to say that I want to know exactly what the name and model of the internal hard drive I should buy
QUOTE Thanks
HaleyKilljoy

 
Member Since: Nov 05, 2008
Posts: 9
HaleyKilljoy is on a distinguished road

HaleyKilljoy is offline
I joined this site because I thought people would help me here...oh well...
QUOTE Thanks
TheScavenger

 
Member Since: Nov 03, 2008
Posts: 15
TheScavenger is on a distinguished road

TheScavenger is offline
Give us a little time, my friend

Any large capacity, 7200 RPM, 16MB Cache Seagate, WD or Hitachi would do great.

Seagate 320GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache

WD 320GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache

2x2GB RAM from OWC
QUOTE Thanks
HaleyKilljoy

 
Member Since: Nov 05, 2008
Posts: 9
HaleyKilljoy is on a distinguished road

HaleyKilljoy is offline
thank you so much
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Elgato eyetv hybrid question.... | Repeat video in Quicktime »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
19 Days with a Macbook Pro b.hicks Switcher Hangout 23 03-01-2010 01:49 AM
Black MacBook or MacBook Pro supaflyz Apple Notebooks 6 06-12-2008 04:06 PM
Upgrading from a MacBook to a MacBook Pro Question! xioman Apple Notebooks 6 05-04-2008 03:17 AM
Half-Life 2 on a Macbook Pro vandal31593 Apple Notebooks 10 07-07-2006 03:18 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:55 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?