Is SSD really worth it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by PhixionFilms, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. PhixionFilms macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2008
    Deployed atm
    I see it not being THAT much faster than standard HDD. Is it really worth the extra money for a machine to boot up faster? What advantages does it have to be SOO damn expensive?
  2. MacModMachine macrumors 68020


    Apr 3, 2009
    i would have paid 1000$ for the speed increase i got from ssd.

    5x faster for me
  3. jgo78 macrumors 6502

    Nov 11, 2008
    im holding off due to high price right now but the advantages are obvious. I'll probably upgrade 6 months to a year.

    much faster load times
    no noise
    no moving parts means much higher reliability.

    negatives right now is price and smaller drive space.
  4. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    All I can say is you have to use it to appreciate it. I just took delivery of my 13" MBP with 128GB SSD. The speed is amazing over the standard hard drive. Launching apps is incredibly quick especially those slower loading apps like iMovie. Boot time for me is 19.8 seconds from the press of the power button and best of all, no moving parts and no hard disk sound and no lag from accessing the drive as it gets full. Definitely worth it, I won't go back to a spindle drive again. :)
  5. midgetsanchez macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2009
  6. Jsimon9633 macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2007
  7. ichiban06 macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2009
    prices have come down a bit but still expensive, after I installed SSD boot speeds are amazing now I rather shut down than standby so i can watch it boot :) also loading apps is very quick and all is quiet, no humming or clicking like a hard disk, not sure if it helped battery life though as I installed it after I got my Mac.
  8. RiCEADDiCTBOY macrumors 6502a


    Dec 26, 2007
    size and price doesn't justify the speed for me...:(
  9. JamesGorman macrumors 65816


    Dec 31, 2008

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