Upgrades on my harddrive?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by itsnumber4, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. itsnumber4 macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2008
    okay, so im not new to mac, but i am retarded in the catergories of gigs, MBs all that stuff. heres my question.

    i have a first gen 15'' macbookpro and i upgraded to 2gb and thats the highest i can go with the first gen, and it has 80 space and i go alot of recording, and design, but im just now getting all my design software and ive only got 13 something space left and im wondering if i just shelled out the dough and got a new harddrive of 500 i should be good for a long time, right?
    and im kind asking if thats what will give me more space, is a new harddrive?

    sorry its a dumb question, but i need help.
  2. squeeks macrumors 68040


    Jun 19, 2007
    yes a new harddrive is what you need, but if i were you, i wouldnt try replaceing it myself, its kinda tricky, i and many others have..and if you want to try, here is a guide
  3. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2005
    I'm only really here at night.

    NO, that is incorrect.....if really do do LOTS of recording and design work too, a single 500GB harddrive will NOT last you very long at all......at today's prices you might as well go for 2, 3 or 4 fast External 1TB drives and a multi-drive enclosure with Firewire connections......1 for the recording work, 1 for a backup of your apps & OS files, 1 for use as a scratch disk, and the other 1 for storing your design work)

    This WILL last you for a long, long, long time :eek:
  4. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    I burned through 500GB in less than 4 months doing nothing but browsing the internet and doing work. I didn't even try!

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