6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2012 2:14 AM by Jin aka The Kid
Jin aka The Kid Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

ok i just got a macbook pro 13" with 4gb of ram running i5 500gb hard drive and was thinking about upgrading my hard drive and ram. i was thinking about a

SEAGATE Momentus LP 1TB 5,400 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Hard Drive or

WESTERN DIGITAL Scorpio Black 750GB 7200RPM 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive WD7500BPKT OEM or

SEAGATE Momentus XT 750GB 2.5" 7200RPM SATA Internal Solid State Hybrid Hard Drive

and i dont know what to do with the ram. i have 4 gb but i am a gammer and 4 gb is getting a little laggie with my 47" tv so what should i do?????

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • 1. Re: Need help
    Dale Weisshaar Level 6 Level 6 (15,855 points)

    I like and have only installed Seagate drives in all my three Macs. One is 10 years old and still going strong. I have no experience with SSD's at all. I have had a Western Digital go bad after 2 years of very light use in an external drive. Not a fan!!

    Personally, I like to go with high quality, Mac friendly RAM. No bargain stuff.  The original Samsung RAM failed in my MacPro after 2 years so I'm not a fan of that brand.

    I feel Crucial RAM is the way to go. I have it in all three of My Macs, one of which has been running Crucial for 9 years now with no issues. It's a little higher priced, then some brands, but worth it and has a lifetime guarantee.

    Crucial has a system tester that figures out exactly what RAM you need.



  • 2. Re: Need help
    Jin aka The Kid Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Whats the highest ram i can go up to?? Can i go 16gb or only 8gb

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    Veryfi proplem Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    It depends from your mac's motherdoard! Apple has made some diagrams in the past for it. I thing you can find them easily....

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    Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,640 points)

    It your Mac is 2011 or 2012 model then you can go to 16GBs.

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    clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7 (28,655 points)

    If you 'just got' your 13" MacBook Pro, then I'm assuming that it's a 2012 model? If so, you can upgrade your RAM to 16GB. I suggest visiting the Crucial website and using their System Scanner tab to find the RAM that's right for your model.


    As to upgrading the hard drive, I have heard nothing but good things about the Seagate hybrid drive - if you don't want to spend your money on a SSD, then that's the drive to choose.


    Good luck with your new MBP.



  • 6. Re: Need help
    Jin aka The Kid Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    thank you so much