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ichigo11
Nov 15, 2008, 12:21 PM
I currently have the new 2.4 macbook, but after checking how light and sexy the MBA is I really want to exchange the Macbook for an MBA 1.8 SSD.

I been reading the forums for a while and aware of the problems rev 2 air have.
I'm willing to take the risk of lines and the four finger gesture, however I read online Bit torrent is really bad with SSDs. I use bit torrent a lot and this will be a deal breaker for me.

My question is for those Rev 2 SSD owners who use bit torrent regularly, how is the performance?

My other question is should I just get the HD version instead? The durability is not as big of an issue as performance. I saw the benchmark of the new SSD air on this forum and was really impressed, but I don't know if it's largely because of the faster SSD.

Due to Apple's delay in HD shipping, there aren't any reviews or bench mark up for the HD version, and I have a friend who is willing to take the macbook off my hands for the same amount I paid for. So I don't really want to wait to long to give him the macbook.

Can anyone give me some advice on which version I should buy, because I have to do it ASAP due to Apple's delay in shipping for the HD version.

Thanks



ichigo11
Nov 17, 2008, 11:22 AM
Anyone?

Airforcekid
Nov 17, 2008, 11:33 AM
Go SSD the hard drive is 4200RPM it will hurt upload perfomance and save time. Plus you get an extra 8GBs.:apple:

thechungster
Nov 17, 2008, 11:56 AM
Go SSD the hard drive is 4200RPM it will hurt upload perfomance and save time. Plus you get an extra 8GBs.:apple:

In which the SSD is partioned into to 115GB

ichigo11
Nov 17, 2008, 02:08 PM
what about downloading speed? I read SSD is pretty bad at random small writes.

Can anyone with a 1.86 ghz SSD MBA give some input?

aristobrat
Nov 17, 2008, 02:12 PM
Exactly how fast are you torrenting? I'm guessing that if the SSD does a good job keeping up when copying files from external drives at USB speeds, the SSD isn't going to slow something as slow (relatively) as a torrent?! :confused:

Consultant
Nov 17, 2008, 02:29 PM
No, SSD is better for random writes.

Unless your internet speed is faster than your storage access speed, it's not going to be an issue.

I would use an external harddrive for that if possible.