new iMac 27" Bootup time with SSD vs HD

Discussion in 'iMac' started by nico3641, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. nico3641 macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2010

    Does anyone know if there are any numbers out there comparing the bootup time when the OS is on SSD vs HD?

    I'm getting ready to purchase a new iMac 27". It will be my first mac, and I'm trying to justify in my head the purchase of the SSD drive. I hear that a machine is faster if your OS is on SSD. I hear that it will bootup faster if the OS is on SSD. The question is how much faster? Is this increase in performance worth the extra $600 for the SSD drive?

    Thank you.
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    These are laptops, but it should give you a pretty good idea of what to expect. link.

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