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Upgrading RAM and SSD

Discussion in 'Storage' started by Sravan kumar reddy, May 19, 2017.

  1. Sravan kumar reddy

    Sravan kumar reddy New Member

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    Hello everyone

    I'm using MacBook 2012 model , it have 4 gB RAM ,I5 processor and 500 GB HDD. I want speed up the booting time and applications usage , is it good to upgrade RAM to 8 GB or replace HDD with SSD. Which improves my laptop performance ?
     
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    start with replacing the HDD with SSD. Ram upgrade can wait til later.
     
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    Upgrade to SSD will give you a big improvement, memory will only give you better performance if you use it (big programs like video and 3d programs) a new SSD will improve overall performance especially boot time.
     
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    SSD is first thing i upgraded on my MBP '15 very significant improvement in already polish OS.
     
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    Check compatibility of interface of the macbook with ssds out there. I remember apple being the worst with proprietary crap
     
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    I would definitely go SSD. Bootup time is all on SSD unless you have everything under the sun on startup and even with Macs, I don't think it is as much of a bottle neck on RAM. When you say application performance, it all depends. I would use a resource monitor and see if your 4GB are maxed out while running the programs you are talking about. If possible, you might even be able to get an SSD RAM combo from Newegg or Tiger Direct or something.
     
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    no Trim support since El Capitan though theres an app to enable it
     
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    Agreed, especially over a slower laptop HDD.
     

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