Upgrading macbook pro 13" Mid - 2009 need advice

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  1. WME, Oct 12, 2011
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  2. hackerwayne macrumors 6502a

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  3. crazydawg807 macrumors newbie

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    I'm in the same boat as you, i have mid2009 mbp and looking to upgrade my 160gb hard drive. i was also looking at some of the seagate drives
     
  4. HelloToMe macrumors newbie

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    Same boat with my 2010

    I'm planning to upgrade the RAM and HDD in my 2010 13" also, but I know to go for Seagate. Get the Seagate Momentus XT; you can get 500 or 750GB and get near-SSD speeds for slightly above HDD prices. This really helps out a lot. Plus with the added RAM I plan to get it'd probably help you out too.
     
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    All of the linked drives would work. I'd probably go with the Samsung if I had to choose between them. But honestly, I'd pick up a SSD and 2 x 4GB of RAM for that computer(it's what I did with my mid 2009 MBP).
     
  6. MT0227 macrumors 6502

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    Save your money until you can do it right. Samsung SSD and RAM.
     
  7. clyde2801, Oct 11, 2012
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    OWC does have the 512 gb, Sata II, Toshiba SSD for $299. Should work in your MBP without any issues. That and 8 gigs of RAM should give your current MBP a couple more years of use if you're not doing anything too demanding. And if you move on to a newer system, you can always put the SSD in a external USB3 caddy for some pretty darned speedy and durable external storage.
     
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    I just did ^^^^this^^^^ on my wife's 2011 MBP13 and it's awesome. Blazing fast AND huge capacity. The new Momentus XT (750GB) plus 8GB RAM will only cost $200; that can't be beat unless you don't really need more than 256GB space in which case a full SSD will be a little faster at a similar price.
     
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