Upgrading HD and Ram for MacbookPro4,1

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MacRacer, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. MacRacer macrumors regular

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    Hi, everyone.
    I an a question about HD and what RAm to buy. I have an Early 08 Macbook Pro 15" 2.5Ghz with 2GB ram and 250GB HD. I am looking to upgrade the HD with a new bigger capacity HD and looking for more ram. I am set on buying Corsair's Low Latency Memory (Corsair VSA4GSDSKIT667C4 CAS 4, 4GB (2 x 2GB) kit ). I am wondering if anybody knows if CAS 4 is better than CAS 5 and also, I am not set on what HD to buy. I was looking at a 7200 rpm drive with a lot of capacity. Here is what I have found so far that I like. I don't have the money to buy SSD.

    Samsung Spinpoint MP4 (HM640JJ) 640Gb
    for 90
    WD Scorpio Black 500Gb

    Seagate Momentus XT 500Gb

    Seagate Momentus ST9750420AS 750 GB
    for 70

    I don't know how good Samsung is compared to Seagate and don't know how good Seagate is.

    Will the Seagate Momentus ST9750420AS 750 GB work for a Mac OS or what? I have the WD Passport Studio 500Gb and it is full. So more space on the MBP is what I am looking for along with performance. The Momentus XT is too unstable to try. Has anybody used it yet?
     
  2. RedRaven571 macrumors 65816

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    I've been watching for the appearance of the Samsung MP4 because it is 640GB @ 7200RPM but it just became commercially available this week on newegg; I haven't seen any reviews yet on how well it does or doesn't work with MBPs.
     

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