Is this as fast as SSD (Solid State Disk) drives

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by b348xyx, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. b348xyx macrumors member

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    hi,


    i need to know if this Transcend - 32 GB ExpressCard/34 Solid State Disk is as fast as having a build in SSD drive....


    i have a 500GB hardrive in my macbook pro atm... slow 5400rpm for disk space.... but i am think of getting this 32gb SSD for the expresscard slot for loading couple games.... for faster loading speeds


    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Transcend-ExpressCard-Solid-State-Disk/dp/B000SK9DLY

    Thanks

    Karl
     
  2. RKpro macrumors 6502

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    No express card slot isn't anywhere near the speed of a SATA connection inside your computer. And that particular drive is probably marginally faster than a USB thumb drive.
     
  3. b348xyx thread starter macrumors member

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    so do you think... it will be alot faster then my 5400rpm drive for read speeds ??


    cheers karl
     
  4. b348xyx thread starter macrumors member

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  5. xoggyux macrumors 6502

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    that SSD connects to the "usb part" of the express card slot the official speeds are:
    Read up to 18MB/s, Write up to 8MB/s
    which is ~ usb sticks (my contour usb thumbdrive claims 22mb/s and 15mb/s if I am not mistaken)
    also my 5400rpm HDD can do 43MB/s (more than twice the SSD)
    conclusion that SDD is ****, if you can cancel the order I'd rush and do that.
     
  6. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Check how it uses the ExpressCard. If you want something approaching a built-in SATA drive, it will need to use the slot in PCIe x1 mode, not USB mode.
     

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