Upgrading hard drive on mbp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Luis Ortega, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. Luis Ortega macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 2007 santa rosa 17 inch mbp with a 7200 rpm 160gb hard drive that is getting too full.
    My main work involves photo shop and video editing.

    I would like to upgrade the hard drive to either a larger 7200 rpm drive or perhaps a 250 ssd drive.

    First, can my mac take such an upgrade and could I do it myself?

    Second, I have read about some problems with performance on ssd drives regarding their unequal read/write times and how this can result in negligible performance improvements (or even performance bottlenecks) when doing certain types of work. For what I do, is an ssd drive worth it or should I just look for a good regular drive with a larger capacity than what I have now?
    Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. phineas macrumors regular

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    Suggestion:

    Try macsales.com, they have excellent information and videos on installing memory and hard drives, personally I would think that you can upgrade.
     

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