SSD Speed

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by JesseW6889, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. JesseW6889 macrumors 6502

    Dec 12, 2010
    I am interested in buying a SSD as a boot drive for the speed. Is there any real world difference between the different SSD's available? Or do they all 'feel' the same, give or take?

    Any suggestions would also be appreciated, obviously price is an issue!
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    While it depends on the task, in general computing, you won't notice the difference between today's SSDs. My suggestion would be Samsung 470, it's reliable and reasonably priced.
  3. Fugue macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2011
    I agree with Hellhammer. I have a friend with a Vertex 3, one of the fastest SSD's to date. I, on the other hand, own a Kingston SSDNow V+100, one of the cheaper SSD's. Application launch times, as well as boot times, for both laptops (same 13" MBP's) are identical.
  4. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603


    Jan 10, 2006
    If you are able to slow time down so milliseconds are minutes then yes you would notice a difference but if you can do that, save some money, get a normal hard drive and just speed up time. Thats what I do.

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