Wow! (PB Hard Drive Upgrade)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by davidjearly, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. davidjearly macrumors 68020

    davidjearly

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    So,

    I just upgraded my 15" PB G4 1.33Ghz with new RAM and new HDD. All I can say is, wow. I know it's a given, but it's working so much better and just feels like a new machine.

    I guess I just needed to get that off my chest. For anyone sitting on the fence who is considering upgrading their machine, go for it. I went from a 60GB Toshiba 4200rpm drive to a Hitachi 100GB 5400rpm - the difference alone there was simply amazing. My goodness, are those 4200rpm drives slow!

    I also upgraded the RAM from a miniscule 256MB to 1GB from Crucial. Word opens a 30 page document in 2 seconds. I am just astonished.

    So, go on, upgrade your machine if you want to give it a new lease of life!

    David

    P.S. A big thank-you to those who helped me find a compatible HDD in an earlier thread! The MR communtity never ceases to amaze me.
     
  2. Angrist macrumors 6502

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    Yup, RAM will do that.

    I spent a week with 'only' 768MB in my PowerBook when my 1GB stick crapped out ... longest week of my life. Now I'm back up to 1.25GB and everything is good again.
     
  3. polevault139 macrumors 6502

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    I know what you are talking about. I had 768mb RAM in my iMac but then I replaced one of the 256 chips with a 512 and I couldn't believe the difference. RAM is definitely the best way to add performance.
     
  4. thedude110 macrumors 68020

    thedude110

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    Am happy you upgrade successfully. Upgrading a computer really is a wonderful thing -- not only do you get this mammoth performance increase, but you also get this almost celebratory feeling of accomplishment (something really tangible). Thanks for sharing your optimism and happiness -- I hope your PB keeps you this satisfied for years to come.

    :)
     
  5. davidjearly thread starter macrumors 68020

    davidjearly

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    Yeah, although I believe the RAM coupled with the much better HDD was what made such a massive difference.
     

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