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Cableaddict

 
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HEY, I'm Back. This was really bugging me, so I re-checked with my mid-level source at Apple, and also sent a specific query to DigiLloyd. They both concurred that, except in very rare cases,

AN SSD BOOT DRIVE WILL NOT CAUSE AN APPLICATION TO RUN ANY FASTER.

He's Lloyd's response: (since I got it in an email)

" (A faster boot drive) helps only if I/O goes to the SSD... for example a Photoshop job that is too big to fit into memory, and using the SSD as the scratch volume.
It's a big help for Lightroom catalogs (no need to put the original images on the SSD though)."

- Note that no one but a complete newb amateur would use the boot drive as a scratch volume, so that's not even a real-world scenario.

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Granted, for some folks, having apps launch faster might be worth it (especially for DAWS and FCP) but people on a budget need to understand what they will NOT be improving, and spend their money accordingly.

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CWA, your mistake is understandable (and extremely common) but your "obvious" fact is simply wrong, and it's a source of MASSIVE confusion for people.

Last edited by Cableaddict; 09-07-2012 at 06:05 PM.
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