Witch harddisk ATA 7200 RPM vs 256 SSD

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  1. pnr.dk macrumors newbie

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    I am very confused, I have read a lot about SSD disk vs ATA 7200 RPM, and every time I have desided to buy the SSD I have read something negative about SSD

    My reason for choosing the 256 SSD is speed, but is the 256 SSD that is shipped with the new Macbook overall faster than the ATA 7200 RPM disk shipped with Macbook?

    Thanks in regards!

    // Peter
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    SSDs are faster than all HDDs. Even a 10,000 rpm WD drive couldn't out pace an SSD in the slightest.

    I highly recommend people to get an SSD once they can afford one.
     
  3. sascha h-k macrumors 6502

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    ssd only.

    latency, read/wright unbeatable.

    but cache is a must, so dont buy any (cheap) ssd without it !
     
  4. Makindosh macrumors member

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    Does it matter?

    How about games? I play FPS games. If I buy SSD does it decrease the performance of my games? Or it really doesn't matter? If I buy the macbook pro with SSD is that good choice?
     
  5. PeterQC macrumors 6502a

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    SSD won't do a lot. Loading times might varies, but for the prices it does not worth it.
     
  6. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    SSD's run at about 40,000RPM if you want a good comparison to a traditional hard drive. Of course they dont have any moving parts so its not a real comparison, just a like for like.

    The disadvantage of SSD's is the cost and lack of size, but those two things will fix themselves with time.
     
  7. Makindosh macrumors member

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    Buy HDD now and replace ti with SSD later

    "The disadvantage of SSD's is the cost and lack of size, but those two things will fix themselves with time."

    Do you mean that when SSD gets better and cheaper I can open my unibody aluminium macbook pro and replace hdd with sdd? Is it built that way?
     
  8. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    You can buy an SSD right now and put it in your Macbook if you want, but yeah i meant in time, they are going to get cheaper and bigger, because at the moment the biggest one you can get is 256GB which isn't very big, and costs a lot of money, but it is very fast.
     
  9. Makindosh macrumors member

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    Stupid question...

    I have a dumb question :) I am looking for SSD at new egg and at apple store I don't see any? Do you have any suggestions where I can buy it? All I find is HHD on google that fits unibody macbook pro.

    Thank you!
     
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  12. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Witch hdd?!? Don't throw water on them or it'll melt!!
     
  13. pnr.dk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all the answers!
    How do the 256 SSD that is shipped with the Macbook perform, and does it have cache?
     
  14. sascha h-k macrumors 6502

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    the speed shows NO cache. (toshiba 256gb ssd)
     
  15. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    There are two different manufacturers shipped with the 26SSD

    Apple dont make their own parts you know.

    You can get Samsung SSD's, Intel SSD's etc etc
     

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