Will a 8GB RAM 1333 and 1TB HD drain battery?

Guzzy

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I wanna upgrade my Late 2011 Macbook Pro, to a 8GB RAM and 1TB HD, but will it impact my battery? I want these uprades, but not with taking a big hit on the battery.
 
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Maybe 20 to 30 minutes less. When I upgraded my 2009 MBP to a 500 GB Momentus 7200.4, I got 15 to 20 minutes less battery time.
Now I have an SSD and that HDD and also 8 GB RAM in my MBP and I can get up to five / six hours out of the battery, when doing nothing CPU intensive.
 

Ant-honey

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I wanna upgrade my Late 2011 Macbook Pro, to a 8GB RAM and 1TB HD, but will it impact my battery? I want these uprades, but not with taking a big hit on the battery.
Why would these items create more drain on your battery? If somehow it did, I can't imagine you would notice.
 

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nateo200

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I got the Kingston 8GB 1066Mhz (since my MacBook is a year earlier) and all I can say is it runs like a champ! I went from 6gigs to 8 and multitasking is awesome! Literally had compressor doing a multi pass blu-ray encode, ripping a DVD with handbrake (2 pass), safari open with 5 tabs, and all this was while I was editing a short 720p video in FCP X. But to answer your question I think you would need to test it out yourself...everyones machine varies...I have dual hard drives in (a 5400 and a 7200) and I don't feel like my battery has drained more than normal...I do run allot of CPU intensive apps nearly all the time though so I keep it near a charger most of the time. If on a rare occasion I am doing something casual like browsing with 3-4 tabs I get 4-7 hours...my first laptops battery was like <2 hours so I don't complain.