SSD? Need advice

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Doju, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. Doju macrumors 68000

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    Would this be a good set up?

    2.4GHz Alu MB
    128GB SSD
    1TB external

    Is it? I don't need a lot of native space, my movies could be stored on the external hard drive.

    Is it worth it? Downsides to SSD? Is it that much better than a 7.2k drive?
     
  2. nope7308 macrumors 65816

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    It really depends on how much money you're willing to burn... You'll see noticeable improvements in boot times and cold starting apps. I doubt you'll see much more beyond that performance-wise. The other bonus would be no vibration, greater stability (no moving parts), less heat, and lower power consumption.

    Only you can decide if it's "worth it". The way prices are right now, I would give a resounding "no". Personally, I would wait 6 months for prices to drop.
     
  3. fa8362 macrumors 65816

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    I say no too. The price of SSD is too high for me.
     

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