8gb Ram & Best HardDrive Non-SSD upgrade for 2009 2.93GHz Unibody 17in

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  1. FunkTechNician, Mar 1, 2011
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    FunkTechNician macrumors member

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    I really want to purchase a new hard drive and 8gb of ram for my 2009 mbp.
    I currently have 4gb but i need more.

    What is the best 8gb ram i can get for 100$ DONT NEED ANYMORE BOUGHT

    also I need more space for video and photo editing. I have 300gb right now but id like to go up a lot higher and faster.

    what is the fastest and biggest hard drive i can get for under 200$

    I would prefer 750-1tb hard drive but ill settle for a 500gb if its faster than the ones bigger.
    I need the drive for a lot of video editing with final cut pro and dvd studio pro and audio editing in pro tools and logic, and photos with adobe photoshop,. i dont care to much about start up. but how fast it will render my video/audio/photos

    i just ordered 8gb of ram but i want to upgrade the hard drive as well. i need at the very least 500gb but more would be better. but speed is the key since i can just use an external for extra storage

    thanks

    thanks

    P.S. please provide links of any hard drives that are good so i can order as soon as possible.
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Macsales.com has pretty good deals on RAM and their RAM has always been reliable for me in the past. As for the hard drive, I'd go with this one, as it is very quick.
     
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  4. lukta macrumors member

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    5 threads down is a link to 8th of ram for $65usd
     
  5. FunkTechNician, Mar 1, 2011
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    FunkTechNician thread starter macrumors member

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    o well i ordered the other one already.

    i didnt get the hard drive yet. after doing some readng it seems that that hard drive is being problematic for people..

    what is the difference for performance and speed from

    These two
    Western Digital Scorpio Black WD7500BPKT 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...b=true&Keywords=macbook&Page=1#scrollFullInfo

    and

    Seagate Momentus XT ST95005620AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s with NCQ Solid State Hybrid Drive -Bare Drive

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...lid_state_hybrid_drive-_-22-148-591-_-Product

    i was thinking about doing a clone of my current set up but now im thinking ill get better performance from doing a complete fresh install of osx and bootcamp


    I need the drive for a lot of video editing with final cut pro and dvd studio pro and audio editing in pro tools and logic, and photos with adobe photoshop,. i dont care to much about start up. but how fast it will render my video/audio/photos

    i just ordered 8gb of ram but i want to upgrade the hard drive as well. i need at the very least 500gb but more would be better. but speed is the key since i can just use an external for extra storage

    thanks
     
  6. runofthedill macrumors member

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    i just recently saw engadget through an article up about that hybrid being super problematic, and when i was in your situation all my research told me the same thing. I went with a scorpio black , but personally i cant even notice these things, i don't need the 8 gigs either, i just keep crazy amounts of programs open for no reason, im addicted to spaces.
     
  7. KJmoon117 macrumors 6502a

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    Careful with the Scorpion Black, remember to disable Apple's built in sudden motion sensor for the Scorpio black has it's own :)
     
  8. FunkTechNician thread starter macrumors member

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  9. runofthedill macrumors member

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    wait, i never have heard this before, what do i need to do? any links to any articles or anything. Sorry, didn't know this.
     

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