Worth the hassle?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by capoditutti, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. capoditutti macrumors 6502

    capoditutti

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    I've got the standard-spec'd MacBook Pro 2.33Ghz from 2006, and am wondering whether a new battery and a HDD upgrade to something like this Western Digital HDD would give me a decent performance boost for another 6-9 months?

    I'm looking for enough of a performance lift until i get the first revision of 2009's MacBook Pro due next year some time..

    Any thoughts from those who have upgraded their hard drives?

    cApO
     
  2. soberbrain macrumors 65816

    soberbrain

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    How about a RAM upgrade? If you are taking about a speed performance upgrade. It will make OS X and using multiple apps zippier.
     
  3. capoditutti thread starter macrumors 6502

    capoditutti

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    A RAM upgrade is on the cards anyway, but what i'm looking for is faster App loading times from time to time, and the general logic is that a faster HDD will load data into RAM quicker than a slower one...

    My current HDD is a 120GB 5400 PMR drive, and i'm thinking the WD will give a nice boost, and settle the future owner when i upgrade to the new stock MBPro..

    CaPo
     

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