HD or SSD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kkono71, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. kkono71 macrumors newbie

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    I am planning to buy a 17" MBP. I do video edit for my hobbie by using finalcut HD. Does SSD make a difference for MBP's weight? Which one is better to chose?
     
  2. qpid macrumors regular

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    The difference in weight is negligible especially on 17".
     
  3. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

    MacModMachine

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    to the scales!!!!!!!!

    actually im doing a huge ssd / hdd round up and was weighing various hdd's and ssd's

    this is a seagate 500gb 5400rpm vs the intel 80gb
     

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  4. kkono71 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's great! How about performance wise... Ahold I buy SSD or HHD is good enough?
     
  5. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    SSD is drastically faster than an HD. If you can afford one, get it.
    The only down sides to a SSD are price and storage. Upsides are longer battery life, lighter weight, no moving parts, much faster speeds.
     
  6. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    Any decent SSD will rape any 5400rpm HD in terms of performance.

    The question is the price and storage.

    If you can hold on with 120gb and get 1 or 2TB external drives with firmware, get an SSD if you can afford it.

    If not, I suggest waiting for the next generation of SSDs which should start appearing by Fall/Winter.
     

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