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    Jul 16, 2013
    MacBk Pro 5.5 Hard Disc Install Questions
    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.


    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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    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB PCI-e storgae StOS X.13.3
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by reed t View Post
    I have a Macbook Pro 2.26 Model 5.5
    I intend to use this machine for HD video Editing
    Adobe CS2 Premiere
    This is very old and equipment for what you want to do. While possible, I certainly wouldn't spend $400 on a machine that's probably not even worth as much as that.

    I'd put that $400 towards something a lot newer, and update to Final Cut Pro X (suggested because its inexpensive, not because its necessarily "better" -- it's years and years ahead of CS2 though).

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