HHD faster than SSD?

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  1. plunar macrumors 6502

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  2. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    No, the SSD contains no moving components so it can jump strait to data instead of having to wait for the platters of a conventional hard drive to come up to speed.
     
  3. O. Frabjous-Dey macrumors regular

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    Right. Don't be deceived by the graphs that show that HDD peak I/O is higher: random access is much more important, since the things that your computer wants to read are going to be scattered all over the hard drive.

    Of course, is it $700 better? That's up to you to decide.
     

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