worth upgrading 2009 MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by c.s., Aug 6, 2014.

  1. c.s. macrumors regular


    Nov 11, 2007
    Is anyone running a Yosemite beta on a 2009 MBP? If it works great then I'll probably hang onto it.

    I'm out of space on mine and wondering if I should upgrade the SSD for about $200 or just put the money toward a new Mac. My wife uses this machine for iPhoto and web -- that's about it. It serves as home base for all of our photos and video. So I guess I'm already talking myself out of a new Mac, but I'd hate to upgrade it and then have trouble with the new Photos app next year. What would you guys do?
  2. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    I just moved from a 2009 13", with 8gb and SSD to an "old" 15" 8/256.

    Loving it. Fast. Really fast in comparison. I moved over as little as I could and track HDD space after each install and/or move to find where things were going and now have lots of room.

    By old - I am talking about the version that was new a week ago.

    How fast? I do some DVD rip with Handbrake. It used to take over an hour per DVD. I did 3 DVDs last night in under one hour.
  3. patrick001 macrumors member


    Dec 16, 2008
    lol You still use DVDs.
  4. kelon111 macrumors 6502

    Mar 16, 2013
    I use both DVDs and Blu-rays. There is nothing wrong with using DVDs.

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