SSD system options? sleep, sudden motion?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ghettochris, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. ghettochris macrumors 6502a

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    i got the intel x25, just installed it in my new MBP, seems to work fine, any reason not to disable the sudden motion sensor? is this a must do with ssd? and what about the put hard drives to sleep option, does that matter for the SSD or should i mainly choose depending on what i want my externals to do?

    all the specs can't convey the joy of silent micro seek times, i open a big folder of pics and the thumbnails fly up, clicking on movies there's no delay for the preview to load, etc...
     
  2. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    I haven't seen an x25 up for sale yet. Where did you get it?
     
  3. foodle macrumors 6502

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    Amazon has them in stock. I ordered mine from them and it is now happily sitting in my Macbook (on which I am writing this message).

    I just disabled my SMS, since I see no reason to have it enabled, and it will hinder the SSD performance.

    Not sure about what to do about the sleep options, although there should no longer the be problem of moving the laptop while it's going to sleep causing problems for the HDD. If the SSD is fast enough, always hibernate (mode 1) might be an option since it would save the most battery power, but may be about as fast as modes 0 and 3 (that keep the DRAM powered).
     
  4. mbrizan macrumors newbie

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    Sudden motion sensing is a feature that stops the track head from digging into the cylinders when the laptop falls. SSDs dont have track heads and therefore dont need a sudden motion feature.
     

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