SSD in Air: How fast? How much energy?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by netdog, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. netdog macrumors 603

    netdog

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    How fast is the SSD going to be in the Air compared to the 4200RPM drive. How much of a difference will it make in booting, loading apps, and other tasks?

    Also, would an SSD considerably extend the battery life?

    Is it likely that Apple Service would add do a replacement for a buyer of a conventional drive with an SSD at a later date? Surely the prices of these drives will plummet soon now that they are going to be produced in greater numbers.
     
  2. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    I can't remember the excact specs, but SSD reading and writing times (mostly wirting times) are insanely quicker than a conventional HD, especially a 4200 RPM 1.8" drive.

    It would, since the laptop would have no mechanical parts that move, only using power to power the SSD.

    Highly unlikely since that seems very un-Apple-ish.
     
  3. pilotError macrumors 68020

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  4. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    For myself I am waiting for a larger one till then I have the stock model, bought the SSD for a friend though :)
     

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