SSD or ATA in my new MBP?

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  1. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

    mrsir2009

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    I'm getting a new MBP at the end of this year. Should I get a SSD or a ATA drive in it? I don't store much on my computer as most of my stuff is online, and I write for Triond a lot as well so all my stuff is on the net. The application I'll be using the most is Safari, and Pages. It would be nice to have the speed of the SSD since I don't need a big HD.

    What do you think? How have SSD compared to ATAs for you?
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    They both fail, SSD's a lot less then ATA's.

    I don't really see the need if that's all you do and given the price a 7200 RPM hard drive might be enough.

    And why make this thread.
     
  3. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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    I have 4000 to 5000 dollars to spend on a new MBP. When I added it up I could easily afford a SSD, so I think I'll get it. I don't really care about how much it can store since all my stuff is on the net.
     
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    SSD (Solid State Drive) is a name for a storage device, like HDD (Hard Disk Drive).
    ATA (Advanced Technology Attachment) is the name of an interface, also called IDE or P-ATA.

    The current Macs, and most other modern computers today, use S-ATA (Serial ATA) for interfacing with its storage device (an HDD or SSD or even optical drives).

    HDDs use mechanical platters, SSDs use Flash or DRAM, which makes them two to five times faster than normal, more inexpensive HDDs.

    Searching this forum via MRoogle will give you many, many threads about the advantages of SSDs, and also its disadvantages. If you don't need much storage space, a 64GB or 128GB SSD will definitely make your Mac faster.
     
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