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DarkestRitual

 
Member Since: Apr 09, 2009
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It depends on the controller that the drive has in it. Intel SSDs are ridiculously fast. I know Chris Pirillo put an SSD into his mac pro and got like a 2 second boot time. So yes, SSDs are faster (assuming its not some crap brand).

The not so good (or very good in a way) thing about them is that they work only for a set number of write cycles. So, after your drive reaches this point it will be read only. I mean, it shouldn't be an issue, you should still get years and years out of a drive, but it will stop working at some point. The good part about that though, is it's very predictable when that is going to happen. Unlike with a HDD, where a random part could spin off and futz things up.
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