10-09-2009, 06:23 PM
Originally Posted by MightyJohn
I just done see the SSD's being worth the price right now... nearly $600 for a 160 gig... ouch!
If you have the time, I STRONGLY suggest reading this whole document, it's a wealth of information... purely awesome from a techie standpoint, but here's the gist:
AnandTech: The SSD Anthology: Understanding SSDs and New Drives from OCZ
~80% of the work your computer does is considered "Random Read" or "Random Write"... super small files it reads/writes from/to all over your HDD, this is where SSD's really shine. Check out the Intel X-25M ($240 for 80GB, ooh-la-la Newegg.com - Suggested Products
, compared to the WD VelociRaptor (accepted fasted HDD evar), it writes 20~30x faster in small, 4kb segments... and reads 40~50x faster from small, 4kb segments! Holy crap! Just think what it'll do compared to that 5400rpm drive in your MBP now...
Those sub-second-to-second delays you get when doing simple stuff on your computer? Poof, gone.
AnandTech: The SSD Relapse: Understanding and Choosing the Best SSD
Launch Photoshop, WoW, and Firefox... 6.6s (Intel SSD) vs 31s (VelociRaptor).