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

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

  1. amarcus macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2008
    London, UK
    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!

  2. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    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

    Jun 3, 2009
    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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