Just did a 7200rpm HDD and 8gig ram upgrade. FAST!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by devilstrider, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. devilstrider macrumors 6502a

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  2. chazfest macrumors newbie

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    Awesome!
    Which ram did you opt for and where from out of interest?
    Very interested to double mine sometime too.

    And which HDD have you gone for? I'm on the verge of buying the SeaGate Momentus XT, only thing holding me back is fear of a noisier, hotter MBP with slightly less battery life. Hopefully I've got it all wrong :)
     
  3. devilstrider thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have the WD Scorpio Black 320gig 7200rpm from best buy. The ram is G-Skill from newegg.
     
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    Sweet, any issues with noise, over heating or battery zapping?
     
  5. devilstrider thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So far nothing.
     
  6. brownpaw macrumors regular

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    The big thing about any HD replacement is to make sure to put the studs from the old HD into the new one. Otherwise you'll get a pretty nasty rattle sometimes.
     
  7. devilstrider thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yep. I made sure to do that.
     
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    I would have saved a bit more on the cash front and waited a few more months for Intel's new 300GB SSDs.

    That would have made it even faster.
     
  10. devilstrider thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That SSD would not have cost me a extra 10 to 20 bucks. That thing is going to have a crazy rip off price. I paid 49.99 for this 7200 HDD. No way i'm going to spend 200+ for 300gigs.
     
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    Speed comes at a price... recall, the $220 price of the current 80GB SSD is going to become the price of the 160GB drive. I would pay $400 for those 300GBs. After all, such update is much more noticeable than a spinning drive.
     
  12. devilstrider thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I feel you on it cost. But man that's to much money for a drive.
     
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    22-24 years ago people paid $2499 for a 50MB drive. 10 years ago people paid $200 for a 80GB IDE drive.

    3 years ago people paid $299 for a 1TB drive.

    Today people pay $200 for a 3TB drive.



    Dude, thats how tech is. The only difference is that an SSD brings with it insane fast speed compared to a high end HDD. Not to mention better reliability.
     
  14. devilstrider thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You know what man. You're right on. With the way prices have been dropping it easy to get caught in the low price game. I got so used to it I started to ignore the tech side.
     

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