Upgrade mid 09 with ssd or go for 2011

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MacBriar, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. MacBriar macrumors newbie

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    As per title, should I upgrade my 2.6 ghz 8gb core2 with an ssd or jump to one of the new quad core machines? Machine is used for Aperture, Dreamweaver, Flash and Final Cut Pro, Motion etc.

    Thanks for any advice.

    MacBriar
     
  2. steve-p macrumors 68000

    steve-p

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    I upgraded my 2.93 GHz with a 512GB SSD because the original Seagate drive died at two years old. Anything that's maxing out the processors is obviously not going to run any faster, but in general use it really flies. Now I get really frustrated using my work i7 laptop because of the slowness of the conventional disk drive. Once you get an SSD, you won't want to go back again. I do use Aperture which runs well, but nothing else on your list. I will probably replace the MBP next year, but most likely I will just put the current SSD in it, rather than buy it with one already fitted.
     
  3. fibrizo macrumors 6502

    fibrizo

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    also if you go with the SSD, it can move with you to a new mbp should you decide to buy one, and will increase your performance there as well.
     
  4. Sam2lucky13 macrumors 6502

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  5. Badrottie Suspended

    Badrottie

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    upgrade your MBP with SSD now then start saving money for 2012 MBP later.
     

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