Need help on HDD

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

  1. maynard7 macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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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