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post #11 of 21
dont buy an ssf ,dont buy a hhd,if you have it fine .make sure its compatible .i would clean install the os its compatible .mmake sure the thing as 2x2 gb stick of ram.you could spinrite her hard drive.(grc.com)that thing will fix almost any issue.)spinrite can save a lot of money .hd are expensive.
post #12 of 21
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Software wont fix this issue, its in need of a new drive. All that software will do is move the blocks around, and in the end you still have a hard drive thats been through 5 years of drops etc, and wont be any faster than what it was before.
post #13 of 21
Go for the SSD and put all the media on a external drive.
I don't see the point of having 1TB full of media on your pc anyway the chance you'll use it on daily basis is so low
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post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by Midgethulk View Post

Go for the SSD and put all the media on a external drive.
I don't see the point of having 1TB full of media on your pc anyway the chance you'll use it on daily basis is so low

Normaly I would agree with you, but she travels alot, and does photography work, so storage size is a bit important.
post #15 of 21
storage?isnt there a skydrive style service on apple ?
post #16 of 21
Sell it.Probably could get a decent amount for it just because the name. Add the $100 upgrade funds and buy a budget trinity.Problem solved.
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post #17 of 21
Sounds like a 3 way toss up

either
Convinient storage within the laptop
faster computer via SSD
faster computer via Memory

i guess what you can do is if you're lucky, you can grab some extra 2gb of ddr2 memory (not going thru retailer, locally or ebay) and with the remaining money, buy a 750gb 2.5" 5400 rpm for about $80-90
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post #18 of 21
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i'm not going to sell it...

and there are cloud storage options I suppose I could introduce to her, but once again, traveling will not always have wifi connections avalibile.
post #19 of 21
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Well, the cheapest thing would be to just give her my 500gig 5400rpm drive thats about a year old, and i'm pretty sure I have extra laptop ram that may work with her MB, then just go buy me another drive to replace my drive I would be giving her.
post #20 of 21
Kingston SH103S3/120G HyperX 120GB Solid State Drive - 120GB, SATA III, 2.5" for $64.99 A/R

Gives you room for ram upgrade

Or go bigger and get her Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F240GB3A-BK 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) for $139.99 A/R
Edited by sn0w - 10/10/12 at 12:29pm
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