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Title:

What's better? Adding RAM or SSD?

Text:

So, I got an Macbook Pro 13" Unibody Early 2011 and it's getting really slow sometimes when booting, launching application and just slow in general.

Now I got some people saying SSD is thé answer and the best thing to do would be replacing my optical driver (which is broken anyways) for SSD.

But other people are saying I should just replace my 4GB RAM with 8GB.

I know doing both would be the most ideal, but I'm a poor student so I can't afford that. So I'm asking you, what's the better solution? Adding an SSD drive or upgrade my RAM?

Device:

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Early 2011

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Original post by: Alex Heuvink ,

Title:

What's better? Adding RAM or SSD?

Text:

So, I got an Macbook Pro 13" Unibody Early 2011 and it's getting really slow sometimes when booting, launching application and just slow in general.

Now I got some people saying SSD is thé answer and the best thing to do would be replacing my optical driver (which is broken anyways) for SSD.

But other people are saying I should just replace my 4GB RAM with 8GB.

I know doing both would be the most ideal, but I'm a poor student so I can't afford that. So I'm asking you, what's the better solution? Adding an SSD drive or upgrade my RAM?

Device:

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Early 2011

Status:

open