Ssd?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by BlindSoul, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. BlindSoul macrumors 6502

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    Hello,

    I was reading so many people here buy to their iMacs a SSD, And I don't get what's so good in it? It's expensive, It's only 256GB~ And does it actually make such a speed different?
    Also, Isn't it a nightmare working with so many Hard Disks?


    Thank you so much! :)
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    An SSD is a lot faster than a HDD, I have a small SSD in my 2009 MBP and applications and documents stored on the SSD start in less than five seconds.
    As it also has a very fast access time, it doesn't lock up as fast. Maybe you can take a look at many of the available guides about SSDs?

    Btw, once you have a good plan on how to organise external HDDs, they are not really a hassle. I have ten or so external HDDs and I can live with them, though three of them are for backup purposes.
     
  3. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    then dont get one. doesnt sound like you would benefit from it.

    heres a little video on startup times. http://eshop.macsales.com/Video/SSD/Performance_Test
     
  4. caughtintheweb macrumors regular

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    Seems like some kind of a gimmick. I have a HDD and it does not take that much time to boot up on a mbp. Mine is 2.4 Ghz dual core.
     
  5. BlindSoul thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If that's real this is sick! I must get one of that... Will it work on the iMac with the 2.5Ghz i5 Quad Core?
    And where can I buy one? Can you link me?

    Thanks! :)
     
  6. rj86, Jun 24, 2011
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    SSDs are about a ZILLION :eek: times faster. Startup time isn't the only thing they affect.
     
  7. johnfkitchen macrumors regular

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    All storage devices do two things.

    They store data.
    They read and write data.

    We measure these capabilities in GBs and IOPS.

    If you compare SSDs and HDDs based on GBs per $, the SSD is expensive.

    If you compare based on IOPS per $, the SSD is a very, very good deal! For maybe four times the price you get ten to one hundred times the IOPS.
     
  8. smoge macrumors regular

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    better read and write speeds
    quieter
    more reliable
     
  9. caughtintheweb macrumors regular

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    I am sure its much faster. All I am saying is that my hdd does not take 67 secs to start up as per the video. It starts up around 40 secs.
     
  10. m0thball macrumors newbie

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    Do you think it would make sense to purchase a HDD and add an SSD 2 years down the line?
     
  11. Airforcekid macrumors 65816

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    If your getting an iMac it may be hard to do if possible go for it now.
     
  12. Airforcekid macrumors 65816

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    Is your hdd 5400rpm or 7200rpm most comparison videos use 5400 and they are very slow however they still ship on MacBooks and MacBook pros unless ordered otherwise.
     
  13. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    startup and launch of 4 adobe apps...
     

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