Difference between 5400RMP HDD and SSD in MBP?

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  1. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Difference between 5400RMP HDD and SSD in MBP? Because I've got a MacBook Pro and I'm thinking about getting a SSD later in it. So what changes would there be from a 5400RMP HDD to a SSD?
     
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    what do you mean what changes? You mean besides upgrading the biggest bottle neck in your system? I'm confused....clearly you know this already just by virtue of the fact you're considering buying an SSD...so maybe I'm missing your question? :confused:
     
  4. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Would it make the MBP start up faster? Because at the moment my MBP starts up 6 seconds slower than my 24" iMac with 1GB of RAM and a 250 HDD. Would HD speed and OS speed be the only factors in how fast it takes a computer to start up?
     
  5. aeronauticsrock macrumors member

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    Difference = MASSIVE. I put an intel SSD in a current 13" MBP and the boot time went to 14 seconds.

    Ill never go back to a spinning hard disk- I just bought a 160GB intel Gen 2 on ebay, brand new for $345. Worth every penny.
     
  6. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Sorry maybe I didn't ask that question right:eek: Yes, I know a SSD would make the computer faster, but how much faster, and would it help the very slow startup time of my computer ? (don't know why it starts up slow).
     
  7. newdeal macrumors 68020

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    I have the OWC mercury extreme, my MBP 13" boots in 16.5 seconds and word 2008 opens in 2 seconds, I can load parallels with windows XP in 20 seconds to the desktop including the time it takes parallels to open. If you have a regular hdd see how long it takes, it will be over 2x longer for sure. Word opening takes forever on a hdd
     

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