SSD....3g or 6g

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  1. woodbine macrumors regular

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    My uses are some light video editing but with very large files and some motion work.
    Right now, with the stock drive, if FCP and motion are both running I get serious slowdown because the drive is struggling with in out loads.
    I already have a 3G drive, but am considering of installing a 6g drive.

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  5. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    By in/out loads. Do you mean page ins and page outs? Seems RAM would be cheaper than replacing the hard drive. While I haven't looked for any reviews of the Electra, my guess is it is on par with most 3G Sandforce drives (i.e. vertex 2) which means it's still a good performer but just doesn't have the max bandwidth that a 6G/SATA III drive would have.
     
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