SSD new macbook pro why?

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  1. optikalefx

    optikalefx New Member

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    So im buying a new mbp to replace my current model. 2 years old. I'll be getting a 15 inch with the 8 gigs of ram. Here is what I do with my mb.

    - lots of video editing, premier pro and final cut, and AE
    - programming all the time
    - lots of apps open at once, like 30.
    - im very very impatient person

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    So, should i pay the $300 to upgrade the processor from 2.8 to 3.06?
    And, more importantly should i get the SSD (128) for $200? I can't find a cheaper SSD for the price, but i know intel's are the best. And I know this drive won't be intel. But will it matter? The MBP don't support trim so the G2 won't matter over the G1, but they are like $300 for 80.

    And then I'm going to get an OptiBay and put a 500 gig drive in there as well as my data drive.

    Any suggestions on the SSD and Processor speed choices? Thanks!!
  2. Tommm

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    You wont notice the extra processing power that much, But with an SSD your mac will literally boot in about 3 seconds.
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    jpga13 Banned

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    The drive will be to small most likely unless you spend real money and it doesn't write and faster so it will still take time to render.
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    optikalefx New Member

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    What do you mean here? The size is 120gig for $200. You think buying an 80gig intel ssd ($289) instead will be much better?

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