I am in love with SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Jsimon9633, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. Jsimon9633 macrumors regular

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    I had not previously experienced an SSD drive.

    I do have a RAID velociraptor 10k rpm set up in my PC but that thing also has Intel 965 Extreme 8 core processor.

    I never did get to appreciate what a fast hard drive does to app launch times until now.

    I know the RAID raptors are fast but I thought it was the monstrous specs of my pc that made it so.

    Now that I have this MBA with modest cpu and 2gb ram but with the SSD. I truly can appreciate it. Every application launches so fast.

    And to think this is with an SSD thats fairly low performing.

    I have an MBP that I am about to drop a Gskill Falcon 256GB SSD with performance much greater than that of this MBA SSD.

    I CANT WAIT!
     
  2. Disavowed macrumors regular

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  3. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    ha, thats pretty sweet. The only downside to youtube is watching all the retards argue under the videos.
     
  4. pgharavi macrumors regular

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    the samsung SSDs in the new airs and MBPs are low performing?
     
  5. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    The MBA wouldn't be half the Mac, in my opinion, without the SSD. I wouldn't own an MBA if it didn't have the SSD. Thankfully SSD makes the ultra portable ultra fast and fun!
     
  6. Jsimon9633 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just compared to other BETTER SSDs.

    they are worlds better than most harddrives that arent SSD :)

    Trust me, you have to play with one for yourself.
     
  7. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    You have made me both curious and envious. The SSD sounds wonderful and I look forward to the day when I have a SSD equipped MBA to supplement my trusty MBP.

    Cheers and good luck
     
  8. darrellishere macrumors 6502

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    I don't have an ssd in my air revision b, although I do in my mac mini!
    I don't notice any slow down with general use, and because I don't do heavy tasks on the 4,200 drive so I can't yet warrant the upgrade on another air!
    At least until a true revision.

    The air is designed for light tasks, hens the 2GB Ram.
    I only ever switch between, safari, mail, ical, itunes, and keep it on sleep now instead of shutting down, which dose take ages on a hdd!
    I do edit my RAW images in my aperture library, however their all stored on my mini's ssd, so I edit over wifi, cool ;)
     
  9. Mactagonist macrumors 6502a

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    They are. I got spoiled when I had my 1.8/128 SSD Air so I got the Intel SSD for my MBP. It manages to be even faster then the Air's Samsung drive.
     
  10. Mactagonist macrumors 6502a

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    That strikes me as a little bit of an odd setup. You are negating the SSD's best qualities (access time, and fast random access) by accesing it by wifi.
     
  11. darrellishere macrumors 6502

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    I like your logic!

    I think the point I as trying to make is that the air is great even without the ssd!
     
  12. macjonny1 macrumors 6502a

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    For me I can't justify the SSDs as their storage capacity is so low for the money. Also, the speed doesn't really seem to be a big factor compared to the 7200rpm drives
     

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