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Originally Posted by MightyJohn View Post
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 - 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).
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