RAM upgrade or external hard drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by xTRIGGER092x, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. xTRIGGER092x macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2011
    I only have enough money to afford a backup hard drive or an upgrade from 4GB to 8GB. 4GB is doing just fine for me right now, but I've heard that Lion, which I'll inevitably be upgrading to, doesn't run all that smooth on 4GB. As for the hard drive, it'd also probably be wise to have before I upgrade to Lion. So, which one is the best choice at the moment?
  2. John T macrumors 68020

    John T

    Mar 18, 2006
    As someone who, many years ago, had a drive go down and lost a lot of valuable and irreplaceable data, I'd go for a backup hard drive every time.

    Generally speaking, for normal use, the supplied 4GB of RAM is perfectly adequate. However, have an HDD crash and, unless you have a backup, you're in trouble!

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