Macbook Air Harddrive difference?

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

  1. AznTakumi macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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