Why macbook air uses SSD and not HDD

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by stuart2102, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. stuart2102, Nov 26, 2012
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    I just wanna know why macbook air uses SSD and not HDD? i have in mind but i need some input from the expert why they need SSD and not HDD is it because HDD is thicker and heavier to installed in thin laptop and SSD is thiner?
     
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    So its not really the security of files data stored that SSD offered than HDD, coz i far as i know HDD has this sensitivity dealing with head and platters if was been shaken while working you have to cross your fingers hehehe but if SSD no worries at all
     
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    Ehhh... I think you may had gone the deep end on this one. Yes, HD susceptible to head crash but they've been used in laptops since, like forever. I stick with weight, as I vaguely recall the first Air had an HDD option(?)
     
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    The SSDs in the Airs also are faster than the fastest normal hard drive, and help complete the experience, since the Airs use slower clocked CPUs.
     
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    In an article comparing battery life of Lion vs ML, there was also a comparison of everything else being equal, the solid state actually sip more power than the HDD, slightly. Unconfirmed.
     

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