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Old October 13th, 2005, 08:44 PM   #1
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Upgrade Hard Drive, RAM, or both?

I am looking to use my laptop as a secondary edit station. I already have a desktop more than capable, but I want to get out of the house form time to time.

Here are my current specs:
AMD 64+ 3200
512 MB RAM
80GB HD (4200) boo
Radeon 64 mb card.

I worked through one project with just a few hiccups. Now, I'm serious, yet seriously on a budget.

Eventually, I want to get both an external 200GB 7200RPM Hard Drive and an extra 1GB or RAM. If I could only go for one right now, which would you get?

Also, where do you buy your RAM from? Newegg seemed to have the best prices.

By the way, I am running Vegas Movie Studio Platinium:)

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old October 13th, 2005, 08:56 PM   #2
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A 2nd hard drive at 7200 rpm.
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Old October 14th, 2005, 03:47 PM   #3
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yeah, what he said :-)

also, if your laptop system drive is only 4200 rpm, it'll be a pia, because you'll have to wait for everything.
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