Upgrading my unibody MBP (late 2008) - RAM or HDD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by amarcus, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. amarcus macrumors 6502

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    Advice please,

    I'm in the mood to upgrade my 2.4GHz uMP (late 2008) in preparation for snow leopard. At the moment I have a lowly 2GB of RAM and a standard 5400rpm Hitachi 250GB HDD (HTS543225L9SA02). Now I can't really afford or justify a SSD right now so i've been looking at either making the jump to 4GB of RAM or upgrading the HDD.

    These are the two upgrades I have been considering:
    4GB crucial RAM - http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=05217C5FA5CA7304 (£54)
    5400rpm WD 500GB HDD (WD5000BEVT) - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/150515 (£64)

    Which upgrade do you think would be more beneficial to me? One thing thats putting me off the HDD upgrade is that I'm sensitive to noise - could anyone with the above HDD comment on this?

    Thanking you guys in anticipation!

    Adam
     
  2. celticpride678

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    4GB of RAM would probably make your computer faster. However, if you need more space, go for the hard drive upgrade.
     
  3. Dip Falcon macrumors newbie

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    I've done both, but did the RAM upgrade first. It definitely makes a difference. Do the RAM first, its cheaper and totally worth it.
     

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