Upgrading HD and Ram for MacbookPro4,1

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

  1. MacRacer macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2008
    My Race Car
    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


    Mar 13, 2009
    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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