HD or SSD?

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

  1. kkono71 macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2009
    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

    Oct 18, 2004
    The difference in weight is negligible especially on 17".
  3. MacModMachine macrumors 68020


    Apr 3, 2009
    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

    Jun 17, 2009
    That's great! How about performance wise... Ahold I buy SSD or HHD is good enough?
  5. geoffreak macrumors 68020


    Feb 8, 2008
    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

    Nov 12, 2007
    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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