7200RPM vs. SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dannyr, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. dannyr macrumors newbie

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    Would there be an extreme difference between the two on the 2.0 quad core MBP15? Performance wise what would one see? Having a hard time making my first mac purchase :eek:
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes.
     
  3. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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  4. fr4c macrumors 65816

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    Depends on what your definition of extreme is, but it's a very "noticeable" difference in boot up, program launching, etc.
     
  5. Tapiwa macrumors member

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    Just watch some youtube videos of MBPs with SSDs and you'll see what people mean ;)
     
  6. koruki macrumors 6502a

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  7. wisty macrumors regular

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    Have you seen all the posts "OMG I just bought a MBA 11" 1.4 GHz with SSD and it *blows* my MBP out of the water!"?

    That's the SSD talking. Not the 1.4 GHz C2D.

    SSD + i5 or i7 = no bottlenecks for most tasks.
     
  8. dagamer34 macrumors 65816

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    7200RPM vs. SSD is like a bike vs. a Ferrari. The question is too silly to give a straight answer.

    Or for another perspective, I can boot my Windows 7 Boot Camp virtual machine in Parallels from clicking on the app to Windows desktop in about 10 seconds.
     

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