Didn't notice much gain from SSD...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by waloshin, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. waloshin, Aug 3, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2013

    waloshin macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Didn't notice much gain from SSD (Samsung 840 120 GB) on a 2008 Macbook Unibody over my harddrive. There was a speed up in booting up, but that was about it.

    Should I just buy a hybrid drive? Who makes the best hybrid drive?

    My macbook has a Hitachi HTS723225L9A360 (7K320) which is 7200 RPM will I see a speed improvement with the Seagate hybrid harddrive that do have ssd mixed with a slower 5400 RPM or will I see a decrease in speed.

  2. rabidz7 macrumors 65816


    Jun 24, 2012
    Have you started seeing pretty colors? I can see an SSD difference between my 2007 MscBook and it is a pretty colors difference!


    If you get an OptiBay and shove the HDD in it and ram SSD in the main bay you can see even bigger pretty colors! :eek:
  3. GSPice macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2008
    What the
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    I no longer take your threads seriously. If you can't see the difference, time the difference. If that doesn't make your cut then buy something else.
  5. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Yeah he mostly posts a random question, then never go back to the thread.

    In this case, not noticing a difference between a 5 year old HD and a new SSD is quite questionable.
  6. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    You would have to look at the specs for data transfer rate, but a new 7200 rpm drive vs a 5400 rpm drive of the same form factor, the 7200RPM drive will be faster and the hybrid drives don't make up for that difference.

    And if you don't see any real speed difference between an SSD and a 7200 rom drive, then you probably don't do anything that requires a faster drive.

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