Need help on HDD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by maynard7, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. maynard7 macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2010
    This is what I know so far. After reading through the boards I'm getting:

    MBP 15"
    Processor: 2,66, because I figured 2,8 is too expensive for so little more.
    Memory: 4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB , becuase I can upgrade myself to 2x4GB easily with just a third of the cost, right?
    Screen: Landed on Hi-res glossy

    So basically what I need help for is the choice of the HDD.
    Either way I'm going to upgrade from the original 5400rpm. Here's my two options:

    500GB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200 rpm
    128GB Solid State Drive

    So which one should I get? Is the SSD really that fast that I keep reading of? Should I just go for 7200rpm and upgrade myself when the prices drop?
  2. miata macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2010
    Silicon Valley, Earth
    Get the SSD and stick the stock HDD in the optical bay. I just upgraded my 3 year old MBP 15 to SSD from a 7200 RPM drive and there is no comparison.

    You have to think a little more about space management, but it is worth it.

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