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I'll take upgrade for $130, Alex - Hawk's Eyrie
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I'll take upgrade for $130, Alex
I managed to max our my 80 GB harddrive (still not quite sure how). Externals were not working for my needs, so I took a look at replacing the whole system. $1,000 on sale for the low end MacBook Pro (which would have everything I need) was more than I wanted to spend.

Instead I decided to spend $130 and about 3 hours of my time. I bought a 250GB HD, 2 1GB memory sticks (to upgrade from the 2 512's I had), a serial device to make a bootable backup of my old disk, and at least 2-3 years before I even have to consider upgrading again.

I can't describe how much faster my MacBook is with the upgrade. Well worth the money spent.

Mood: pleased

2 talons or Rake your talons?
kjn From: kjn Date: August 16th, 2010 08:19 am (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
Yeah, with the way computing has evolved the past few years, buying a new one is mostly a factor of the old one being broken. I considered buying a new iMac for work, but realised it'd be smarter to buy an SSD and a new separate display for the Macbook, and maybe another display for home.
mhnicholson From: mhnicholson Date: August 16th, 2010 01:21 pm (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
Aldous Huxley is rolling over in his grave. "Ending is better than mending"
2 talons or Rake your talons?