I'm looking to upgrade my 2010 core 2 duo macbook pro so that I can do video editing on it. I want to be able to use final cut studio and adobe after effects cs5 on it. I'm guessing I would probably need to upgrade my hard drive to a bigger one (my current one is 320gb 5400rpm). Would I be able to upgrade to a 1TB 7200rpm hard drive? What is the best hard drive brand? Would buying an external hard drive be necessary in order to render videos? I've heard that using an external hard drive as the scratch disk would be a better option. What other options should I consider? I can't get an SSD at the moment as they are too expensive.