HHD faster than SSD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by plunar, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. plunar macrumors 6502


    Sep 7, 2003
  2. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    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

    Dec 6, 2006
    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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