17" MBP upgrades

Started Dec 23, 2011 | Discussions thread
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17" MBP upgrades
Dec 23, 2011

Sometime after the first of the year I plan on purchasing a new 17" MBP. I want to expand the RAM to 16GB and install an SSD drive in place of the factory installed optical drive.

I process large raw files and just want to get as fast a system as possible. Right now I have a 15" mid-2010 MBP.

My question: is there any downside to installing the SSD in place of the optical drive - having it in the machine as well as the factory installed HD? Any heat issues? Anything that I might not foresee?

Has anyone installed 16GM RAM in their machine? Noticeable performance?

Many thanks for any insight.
Annie P.

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