Cheapest/Safest RAM/SSD upgrades for new MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by shamash, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. shamash macrumors 6502a

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    I'm looking to upgrade 4gb to 8gb of ram, and from the 750 HDD to 500 SSD(maybe 250 if the 500 is way too expensive). I've been searching all around for good deals, but can't really find any cheap ones that are still reputable. Anyone have any tips?
     
  2. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    cheap?
    ssd?
    500 GB?

    Hahahahahaha.

    Such a mystical beast does not exist.

    You can get cheap ram though. $66 dollar g.skill.
     
  3. shamash thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I know CHEAP doesn't exist, I really mean significantly cheaper than Apple's $1000 upgrade for it. I'm looking for 400-500$ range cheap.
     
  4. benpatient macrumors 68000

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    the only thing even close to approaching what you want is the OWC 240 GB one.

    It's not cheap, though.

    I've got the 120 GB one on the way for my 2011 15". I'm putting the 500GB HDD into the optical bay.

    You can do that and the RAM upgrade from OWC for just under $400.
     
  5. shamash thread starter macrumors 6502a

    shamash

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    Well if the gskill is $66 I am interested in that..

    I can take out the CD drive and replace that with a hard drive? Could I technically do a 64GB SSD and keep the 750 HDD and use the SSD to boot Apple and a few other things then?
     
  6. shamash thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  7. Mactastic91 macrumors newbie

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    My dad is really into cars and goes by the motto, Fast, Cheap,Reliable. You can only pick two out of the three. Same principal applies here. :)
     

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