Using Bittorrent with Macbook Rev 2 SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ichigo11, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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
     
  2. thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. macrumors 65816

    Airforcekid

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    Go SSD the hard drive is 4200RPM it will hurt upload perfomance and save time. Plus you get an extra 8GBs.:apple:
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    In which the SSD is partioned into to 115GB
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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?
     
  6. macrumors demi-god

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    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:
     
  7. macrumors G5

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    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.
     

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