MBA 120HD or 128 SSD major Differences

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Mike10128, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Mike10128 macrumors newbie

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    I am torn between the 2, besides the bootup factor and a bit qucker on opening programs is the SSD that much better of a machine? I am using it to travel and mostly watch itunes movies, will the 1.6 vus the 1.86 be very apparent in those functions or as I have heard is the SSD just an over priced hyped machine, don't get me wrong the SATA drive is great but is it worth the xtra ? Thanks for some guidance.
     
  2. Aea macrumors 6502a

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    In many cases it is the bottleneck, but for your use I wouldn't really recommend it.
     
  3. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    I would say now that the HDD is SATA that the gap has narrowed in terms of performance.

    Much of my decision was based on resale and appeal by CES 2010.

    Honestly, I get beach balls still...especially Airport connection related time outs.

    The boot is wonderful and I launch many more Apps on boot than I would dare with a HDD.
     
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  5. AIRniloc macrumors regular

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    anyone with a rev B HDD have their xBench benchmarks?
     
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  7. AIRniloc macrumors regular

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    so xBench results for rev B HDD=81.95
    xBench results for rev B SSD=137.75

    big difference are the sequential uncached read score (SSD=90 MB/sec), and random uncached read score (SSD=86.94 MB/sec)..
     

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