HD speed question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Pagga, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. Pagga macrumors 6502

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    I´m a little dissapointed with my 320GB 7200 rpm hard drive.
    Start up time is approx 45 seconds (17" MBPU 2.93 GHZ), and I often get the rainbow coloured dot at the virtual tip of my mouse. zzzzzzzzzzz
    Are Solid State discs, assuming the best available, really THAT much faster?
    If so, I am seriously considering an upgrade, even though I have use for 320 GBs of space.
     
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  4. Pagga thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I´m looking at it now. Can´t really pin point anything though.

    I get 49 processes running. Normal?

    But what´s your boot time? Isn´t 45 sec a little too slow?
     
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    My system is freshly installed so my boot time is around 30 seconds right now, but it will rise up to 40-45 seconds in due time due to installing software and such.

    That's why Mac OS X has the sleep function, so the notebook doesn't need to be switched off.

    What about permissions?

    Installed anything lately, which was around the time you began to experience the slower speed?
     
  6. pnyc macrumors 6502

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    Yes the SSD is that much faster. My SSD(not the fastest available) boots in around 20-25 seconds. Safari opens instantly, Photoshop CS4 opens in 3-4 seconds, Word 2008 2-3 and so on ...
     
  7. Pagga thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I guess I can do a full repair with OnyX. The system hasn´t really slowed down that much. I just noted some of the talks about SSDs - and the difference in speed is nothing short of spectacular. In other words: This seems to be the big leap I´ve been waiting for ...
     

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