SSD vs 7200 optical

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MowingDevil, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. MowingDevil macrumors 68000


    Jul 30, 2008
    Vancouver, BC & Sydney, NSW
    Naturally SSD drives make major sense for a laptop since they don't have any moving parts...however, are they faster than traditional drives running at 7200? Are SSD drives good enough for editing video & audio?
  2. m1stake macrumors 68000

    Jan 17, 2008
    They differ in speed a lot, but they go much higher than HDD's if you're willing to pay. I don't know when the Intel SSD's are coming out, but the high end models have excellent speed.

    Not sure if you'd want ot edit video and audio on them because the capacities aren't very high. RAID5 might be better.

    Edit, lol, on a MacBook Pro, the SSD is the best there is bar none. Just make sure you buy high end if you want speed.
  3. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    7200 RPM is good enough for video and audio editing; SSD don't offer enough space for that and if you want something fast (and highly reliable AKA SLC), you will be spending a lot of money for little capacity.

    Also on a laptop you should instead get an external FW800 drive to use as your scratch disk.

    And I have no idea what you mean by optical… are you referring to bluray and such?

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