- Nov 27, 2014
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Hi guys, I'm new here to the forums and I need help with upgrading. I have an early 2011 Macbook Pro: 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5, 320GB hard drive, and 4GB of RAM. I like to take lots of pictures with a DSLR camera and edit them in Adobe Lightroom 5, which I find to be running a little bit slow. However, my main problem is when it comes to video; it takes forever. I have a very limited knowledge of computers and what makes them fast, but based on about an hour of reading, it seems like I should: Max out the RAM to 16GB, get a new 1TB hard drive, and possibly remove the Superdrive and get like a 128GB SSD in a caddy. Would these upgrades allow me to edit DSLR video easily? I really just like making videos in the 8-10 minute range, and I don't really add effects or special transitions. Just really basic clipping and sometimes I add audio. Please let me know what you guys think! And could you recommend what brand to order the various upgrades from? I heard Corsair was good for RAM, but other than that I'm clueless. Thanks a bunch!