Macbook Air Harddrive difference?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by AznTakumi, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. AznTakumi macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2011
    I remember when this model was release, people were having problems with there harddrives being slower than others. Is there a way to tell what hard drive you are getting or have they fixed this problem?
  2. bogatyr macrumors 65816

    Mar 13, 2012
    Unless you're moving tons of large files, I don't think minor differences in speed will matter. Any SSD is leaps and bounds beyond a HDD since the majority of the speed is from the small file reads/writes and not the large ones.

    Benchmarks are more for comparing junk size than for real world performance measurements.
  3. TheRealDamager macrumors 65816

    Jan 5, 2011
    First, they are solid state drives, and second, like the last poster said, while there were two types initially with small differences in some capabilities, you wouldn't be able to notice a difference in usage and either will smoke a traditional hard drive.
  4. AznTakumi thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2011
    Okay thanks guys, I feel much more confident in purchasing a macbook air now!

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