MBA SSD vs MBP SSD speed difference?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by saintforlife, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2011
    So will any Macbook Pro with an SSD basically be faster than a Macbook Air 2nd gen? Has Apple done something fundamentally from the ground up with the design/firmware that makes the MBA as fast as it is?

    I guess my question is, can you expect 13 second boot-up time, 3 second shut down time and instant on that I am currently getting with my MBA if I buy a MBP with an SSD? Or do I have to wait for a MBP that has been exclusively designed to take advantage of the SSD's speed and not one that just offers the SSD as a drop-in option?
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 16, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    From what I have heard the firmware is different to allow instant wake
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2006
    I'm not sure if this helps, but my MBP with an Intel SSD (G2) is pretty damn fast. I definitely get less than 15 sec boot ups. The only thing I don't get is that deep sleep feature that Apple put into the MBAs where the laptop can last for 30 days. I think that's more of a design/firmware feature Apple cooked up into the MBAs.

    As for instant on, it's fast too. Maybe not as fast as the MBAs, but I get to my login screen in less than 8 seconds. Also shuts down in less than 5 seconds too. I think it all matters about the SSD. Apple doesn't offer the fast SSDs from Intel and OCZ with Sandforce controllers so if you get a MBP now with the SSD option you might not get speeds as those with Intel/ OCZ SSDs.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2011

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