Asynchronous vs Synchronous SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zigzagable, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. zigzagable macrumors member

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    hi i am considering doing the following: remove the optical drive from my macbook pro 13" early 2011, buy an adapter, and replace it with an SSD (only 60 GB for OS and some apps, plus i don't want to spend much money). i think i have settled on a possible SSD (Mushkin Chronos), but the only problem is it is asynchronous instead of synchronous. i have read that there is a big speed difference between the two but only noticeable in real world use. I'm just curious if its something to think about or if its something i probably won't notice and shouldn't worry about. thanks in advance :)

    SSD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226247

    adapter
    http://www.amazon.com/Drive-Unibody...e=UTF8&qid=1341962218&sr=8-1&keywords=optibay
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    It's not something you will notice in everyday usage.
     
  3. FastEddiebags macrumors 6502

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    Synchronous is better if you plan on doing Raid 0, otherwise it won't matter for real world usage.
     
  4. zigzagable thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks guys that makes me feel better. do you guys think thats a good SSD for the price?
     

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