A Surprising Benefit of Installing a SSD :O

Psyfuzz

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Dec 5, 2014
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Just today jumped from a stock 500GB 5400 drive to a 850 Pro SSD.

Speed and performance jumps aside, I can't believe how much quieter the laptop is! I used to think the laptop was noisy, turned out just to be the hard drive whirling away. Now the laptop's literally silent.

Put the 5400 drive in a caddy next to me and every time I plug it in that noise comes back.

Long live the SSD! :roll eyes: :D
 

827538

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Jul 3, 2013
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I agree, even though this came with an SSD I remember how much noise the whirring and clicking of a mechanical HDD could make.
Low power consumption, totally silent operation, extremely robust and reliable, unbelievably fast... Just a question of cost, other than that they are just so much better than HDD's its a non contest.
 

JamesMike

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I remember my first SSD, and how I was stunned at the performance upgrade it brought to my laptop.
 

redheeler

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Whenever I use a Mac with an HDD the increased noise level becomes apparent to me. Makes me think of the OP in another thread complaining about a noisy HDD and shooting down all suggestions of an SSD. They just couldn't get the picture and eventually gave up.
 

yjchua95

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Whenever I use a Mac with an HDD the increased noise level becomes apparent to me. Makes me think of the OP in another thread complaining about a noisy HDD and shooting down all suggestions of an SSD. They just couldn't get the picture and eventually gave up.
I remember that thread :D

This is the guy who started it and eventually got shouted off his own thread by others: http://forums.macrumors.com/member.php?u=908974