Heat dissipation SSD v Hard Drive?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by wrkactjob, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. wrkactjob macrumors 65816

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    Thinking of buying a MB Pro and toying with idea of SSD as I plan to stor my films on a seperate device so don't need a large drive.

    Does having SSD mean the laptop will not heat up as much or is there no difference?
     
  2. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a

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    I've heard that they generally run cooler than conventional drives.
     
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    SSDs have no moving parts so they consume very little amount of power and because of that, they run much cooler than HDs
     
  4. wrkactjob thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, I guess it was a dumb question really but thanks for confirming.
     
  5. MacBird macrumors 6502

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    I installed a SSD in my unibody MacBook Pro and the right side is noticeably cooler than before. iStat does not even report the temperature.
     
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    SSDs are superior in nearly every way to a standard platter-type hard disk.

    Alas, they are still not available in very large capacities at anything like reasonable cost so for most of us standard drives are still a necessity.

    Eventually though when the cost comes down SSD drives will be in all laptops. They are just so much better. Faster, cooler, quieter, longer lifespan..etc etc I would get one now but anything over 250 GB which I really need is just too expensive..
     

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