Heat difference between HDD and SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by nph, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. nph macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2005
    After reading all comments I am 99% going for the MBA. Now the question is HDD or SSD?!
    I have read all comments about speed difference but I would like to know the difference in heat between the two. Really dislikes heat in a laptop and hence if there is a difference between the two it will definately have a big impact on my decision.

  2. Scottsdale macrumors 601


    Sep 19, 2008
    From everything I have read, there is very little heat difference. The one thing about SSD in the new v2 MBA, it has a special connector, so upgrading later is currently not an option (unless buying from Apple later). Not like you can just buy an SSD SATA-II off of the Net and put it in your MBA v2. You must have an SATA-II LIF connector ribbon.

    I would buy the SSD, it's an amazing computer and with 128 GB SSD, it's even better. The SSD has proven to be much faster. And so it boots and does some read tasks faster than a MB or MBP. The SSD really makes up the difference for slower CPU.

    It's a great setup whichever way you go. Best wishes with it.

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