Upgrades for Mid 2009 MacBook Pro 17inch

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by LonezWolf1991, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. LonezWolf1991 macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2009
    During january of 2010 I have purchased a 17" MacBook Pro for use in school. So it's been some time and Apple refreshed the macbook line quite a few times, making them faster and such. What I was thinking, is that maybe I should make an upgrade or two, just to have the thing running super fast :D

    What I *WILL* do is upgrade my ram to 8GB, with either G.Skill or Crucial modules, since it would improve my Windows XP Virtual machine.

    What I want to ask is, would anyone suggest upgrading the HDD to a SSD? I have the 500GB 7200RPM drive, with it never exceeding 100GB used. I do coding on it, occasional photoshop, few light games from app store and some microsoft office work along with a windows xp virtual machine every now and then. I was looking at the Intel SSDs at sizes 120GB and 160GB...Any opinions would be greatly appreciated! :eek:
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Obviously people will recommend an SSD if you can afford it.
  3. LonezWolf1991 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2009
    Yea I kinda figured, but this is the first time I'm getting into the whole SSD business. I've been seeing that a lot of people use the Intel SSDs, but are there better ones out there? or is intel the best one for mac?

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