A little advise please

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tfward, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. tfward macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2008
    So here's the deal I have what I think is an early 09 MBP (2.4ghz with 2 gb ram). I'm starting to get alot of beach balls and so I'm looking to make some upgrades. My limit is about $300 so I was thinking about grabbing the 500 gb momentus xt and 4 gigs of ram or the 4 gigs of ram and a good 120 gb SSD. I know the SSD would be a lot faster, but frankly I know nothing about them and from what I've been reading there kind of a pain to maintain with OSX and no trim support. So what do you guys think I should do? and if you do suggest the SSD which one and what all do I need to do to maintain the drive? Thanks in advance.
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    The RAM will be the most budget-friendly upgrade. I'd bump the RAM to 4 GB and see if you're still having problems, then move on to a new hard drive if that doesn't solve it.
  3. tfward thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2008
    Thanks for the reply. While I'll definitely be getting the 4 gigs to upgrade the ram. I was more curious about which way I should go with the harddrive and is maintaining a ssd's performance a pain in osx?

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