Which is faster: Internal HD or Networked SSD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DockMac, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. DockMac macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2008
    #1
    Taking account transfer rates of HD's and Wireless Networking, which is faster: Internal HD or Networked SSD?
     
  2. appleguy123 macrumors 603

    appleguy123

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2009
    Location:
    15 minutes in the future
    #2
    Depending on your network, I would almost certainly say the internal drive.
     
  3. IllIllIll macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2011
    #3
    Internal drive, every time. Doesn't matter if it's SSD, platter-based, or RAID on a network.
     
  4. motoracer1486 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2006
    #4
    Wireless is slow. The data read/write speeds and seek time would be severely affected if you went that route.
     
  5. IllIllIll macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2011
    #5
    Doesn't matter if it's wireless or wired gigabit ethernet. A networked SSD drive will still be slower either way.
     
  6. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

    wrinkster22

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2011
    Location:
    Toronto
    #6
    internal. Unless you have superman wifi that is like 500gb/s
     
  7. dusk007 macrumors 68040

    dusk007

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2009
    #7
    Even 1Gb/s LAN (100MB/s) has troubles competing with modern 2.5" internal drives.
    WiFi is a lot slower than that LAN.
    If you only request small files in a random manner the Wifi SSD might still win but I really cannot imagine any usage where this might be the case and worth the money.
     
  8. DockMac thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2008
    #8
    Thanks everyone.

    I was thinking of putting some SSD's on a network, to be used wireless by my notebook(s), but after this thread, it would seem pointless to do, as there would be no performance gain.

    I may just go the internal SSD route.
     
  9. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2011
    #9
    You can easily answer this yourself with some quick Google searches. Best case with 802.11n is 600Mb/s or 75MB/s (8b = 1B). Consider that SATA 1.0 drives have a limit of 1.5Gb/s, or 150MB/s.
     
  10. DockMac thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2008
    #10
    Yeah, that is where I get lost. There is the theoretical output, and then real world output, of which I can't tell which is which, nor do I know how to calculate it.
     

Share This Page