SSD vs PATA 1.8" 4200 80GB? Any hands on experience to share?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by netdog, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. netdog macrumors 603

    netdog

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    MacWorld UK warns in its blog that the 1.8" 4200 PATA drive may offer reason for real concern about speed. All the reviews I read from MacWorldSF fail to mention if they are on 1.6 80s or 1.8 SSDs.

    While the SSD costs a lot, the Air costs even more and to buy a machine that drags due to a crap hard drive would also be a disaster.

    The interface, disk size and speed each contribute to slow things down compared to what most of us are accustomed to. The question is how much will this drive impede user experience, and how much will the SSD enhance it.
     
  2. Screwball macrumors regular

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    Maybe not the best example, but think launching a lossless song on an iPod Classic and on a Touch. Touch - instant, Classic - 2 to 3 seconds! And that's a song, guess what'll happen when running OS X! What do you make of this?
     

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