SSD for OS X/apps only - big performance boost?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MoodyM, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. MoodyM macrumors 6502a


    Aug 14, 2008
    I'm considering putting a Crucial m4 128GB SSD in my 17" 2010 MBP, and moving my 750GB Seagate Momentus XT hybrid drive into the place of the optical drive.

    I'm gonna install OS X and all my apps onto the SSD and leave the hybrid drive for all my data.

    Since 99% of the time we work with our data, will I see much of a performance boost other than apps opening quicker and the MBP booting quicker?
  2. B... macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2013
    Yes--coming from a hybrid is not as signifcant as coming from a 5400 RPM HDD, but you will see a significanty better read/write time.
  3. johnnnw macrumors 65816


    Feb 7, 2013
    Check out the SSD speedtest videos on youtube, it's crazy how much quicker you open apps and stuff.

    Instead of say 6 bounces, a lot of the time it's more like one and it's open with an SSD.

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