Internal SSD/HDD question

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  1. Coburn macrumors newbie

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    Long time reader, first time posting. So I'm going to purchase a new MacBook Pro and I plan on coupling it with an SSD. I've read that there are better drives for the money so I've decided on an OWC, and replacing the ODD with a stock HDD. (Not really worried about the SMS.)

    My question is, if I am using the SSD for apps and OS, and the HDD for storage exclusively, will the RPM of the HDD matter?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. oojosheoo macrumors member

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    Congrats on the future purchase. If you can hold off a little longer Intel should be releasing some 3rd Gen SSD's soon. But to answer your question writing to the 7200 drive would better than an average 5400 HDD. Hope this helps.
     
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    Makes perfect sense, thanks so much man. And yeah definitely going to hold out for third gen SSDs.
     
  4. KJmoon117 macrumors 6502a

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    If you are intent on buying from OWC like I am then you should know that I have emailed OWC about the release of their next-generation SSD, they SHOULD come within the first half of the year... That is we should give them until June to be exact.
     
  5. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    Intel's new gen of SSDs (500 series) is already out.
     
  6. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    those are still 34nm ones. the new cheaper ones for use by the common people (read not enthusiasts) will be coming later this year. they will be available in sizes up to 600gb and will be made on a 25nm process
     

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