What ram and hard drive to put in?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by AsDubsRaiders, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. AsDubsRaiders macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2013
    I am going to replace my 2008 MacBook black to the new MacBook Pro 13".

    I also have a mid 2009 MacBook Pro 13" 2.26/4gig/256hd. I was wondering if I can upgrade the ram and hd and what should one get?

    I recently joined this forum but am such a noob.
    Advice much appreciated!
  2. YanniDepp macrumors 6502


    Dec 10, 2008
    Do you mean the 2012 13" MacBook Pro? It takes ordinary 2.5" SATA hard drives or SSD modules, and DDR3 1600MHz SODIMM memory modules. (Possibly other RAM speeds too, but I put 16GB of 1600MHz in mine)

    If you're not sure if you're buying the right stuff, use Crucial. You choose your model of computer, and it only shows compatible stuff. They guarantee that if it isn't compatible, you can return it.

    The only newer MacBook Pro is the retina display model. You can't upgrade the RAM in that. Upgrading the SSD is difficult because it uses a non-standard connector. I think OWC sell them, but I'm not sure.
  3. AsDubsRaiders thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2013
    No, About This Mac shows:

    MacBook Pro 13" Mid 2009
    Processor 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Memory 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
    Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB
    Software OS X 10.8.2 (12C60)

    Also, how much of a performance boost can be expected? I see Mavericks is compatible, but should I wait before I update the OS X?

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