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MacBk Pro 5.5 Hard Disc Install Questions


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I have a Macbook Pro 2.26 Model 5.5
I intend to use this machine for HD video Editing
Adobe CS2 Premiere

I am considering replacing the 5400 160 internal HD with:
1.0TB 2.5" HGST Travelstar 7K1000 7200RPM SATA 2.0 3Gb/s 9.5mm Notebook Drive 32MB

and installing a second hard drive where the optical drive is:
OWC DIY Kit: Data Doubler + 240GB OWC Mercury Electra 3G
SSD Drive Bundle + 5 Piece Toolkit.

SSD will be system drive
Travelstar to be media drive.

This will cost about $400.00

The OWC salesperson I spoke with said I will get an enormous
boost in read and write speeds.

Questions:

Is this a good investment in terms of performance.
Is this the best configuration for the 2 hard discs?
Are these the best hard drives for my purposes?
Alternative configuration suggestions....
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Your MBP is a 2009 model so personally think money better spent updating. It will still be a 2.26Ghz processor and nowhere near as fast as an i5 or i7.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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