SSD, I don't understand the Computer version

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by longball11, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. longball11 macrumors 6502a

    longball11

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    I understand what it is for in a iPod. But I don't understand why they use it in computers. It is expensive if that's what you want to buy (like add +$500). I mean is 128 SSD better than getting one with 500 SATA drive? Also, It could still break when you drop it, am I right?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Strange, since iPods don't use SSDs. They use NAND chips.

    It's crazy fast, there are no moving parts, and if it DOES break, you can still read the data from the drive (just not write to it).
     
  3. jmann macrumors 604

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    Yes but it has a lesser chance of getting broken because it has no moving parts. Also ssd means it uses less battery life and is noticeably faster. Plus the lifes of SSD are really long compared to HDD.
     
  4. longball11 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, thanks for the information.
     

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