Upgrades for Late 2008 Macbook 13Inch

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by blazeken996, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. blazeken996 macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I'll be upgrading some components to extend the life of my Macbook for another year or so.

    8GB RAM - G.Skill DDR3 1333Mhz
    128GB Crucial M4 SSD
    500GB Momentus XT

    So how does this look? 128GB for my boot drive and 500GB for storage. Or should I swap the 500GB for a larger one?
     
  2. Mac-key macrumors 6502a

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    ^^^ Looks great! You'll get more than an extra year from that set-up
     
  3. blazeken996 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks :) I'm reassured by that comment. Will be going out tomorrow and purchasing these parts.
     
  4. Mac-key macrumors 6502a

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    you may want to look twice at that RAM - the speed is listed at 1333. not sure what the RAM in your 08 model runs at, but i know it's not 1333. Maybe it won't make a difference, but I'm not all that technical... someone else might have thoughts on this

    you can always check out OWC and see what they recommend for your particular model
     
  5. blazeken996 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm pretty sure it'll automatically clock down to 1067Mhz, this means I can reuse the RAM when I really need to upgrade to a newer model.
     
  6. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    That will work fine. Don't bother with the momentus XT for storage though, it's a bit pricey for that. I'd get either a 750GB or a 1TB (9.5mm height) 5400 RPM drive, as you don't need anything faster for storage, and they are quieter as well.
     

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