Hey, I am about to upgrade my MBP mid-2009 to 4GB RAM (from 2GB) and looking for your suggestions.
1. What brand should I get?
2. From what store should I get it? (Cheap International shipping – 20$ max)
3. Will Lion run smoothly on 4GB mid-2009 MBP ?
My notebook has 6GB and it is already in the limit of usage. So I’ll probably double the RAM .
Get 8GB. You’ll love it and will never have to worry about it again no matter how crazy you get with apps. I suggest OWC if you’re not experienced with this sort of thing because you know for sure you’ll get RAM that will be compatible and it will be a brand name like Samsung (that’s what I got… not the Hynix shit that came with the MBP ).
I heard that Kingston ValueRam might not work with MBP and it’s not that good, so I suppose I won’t take it
About OWC , do they do international shipping?
Okay I think I’ll take this one:http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/8566DDR3S8GP/
International Mail Service, does it include tracking number? And how long does it take to arrive?
BTW , do you think it is wise to buy a SSD ? Or I don’t need it for Coda/Espresso & Photoshop uses?
Okay I think I’ll take this one: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/8566DDR3S8GP/
International Mail Service, does it include tracking number? And how long does it take to arrive?BTW , do you think it is wise to buy a SSD ? Or I don’t need it for Coda/Espresso & Photoshop uses?
Just make sure it is compatible with your specific MacBook Pro model. Not sure if there is a tracking number. Was relatively quick to the United States… a couple days maybe.
SSD is computing in the future. Just like going from PC to Mac, once you go SSD , you will never go back. You will become accustomed to the blazing fast speed. I highly recommend it. I upgraded to both 8GB of RAM and the fastest 120GB SSD at the time (only one that used the MacBook Pro’s 6Gbps interface) and it was worth every penny. I feel like I won’t have to upgrade to a new MBP for at least another 2-3 years.
Thank you very much, I have some questions about SSD :
1. If I want a double installation (SSD & HDD ), means I won’t have a burner?
2. How do I move all my apps and os to there?
3. Which one should I get?
Okay I found one in my own country, what do you think of this one:http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=A9D8C4E7A5CA7304
Will it fit to MBP mid-2009? 2.2GHZ
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