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    Hi all

    Has anyone got a solid state drive on their macbook pro and would it really make a difference to a 3ghz cpu?

    cheers

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    I have one in my LAte 2008 MBP Unibody 2.53Ghz. It made all the difference in the world. CPU speed has nothing to do with SSD/HDD speed really. The CPU can handle stuff much quicker than any storage device on a laptop can dish it out.
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    cheers

    so would you suggest getting one?

    also are there any problems , crashes, wipeing needed

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    Nope, no problems here. I have a 128GB SuperTalent SX running in mine. I could never go back to a platter drive now. No special care needed and NO MORE BEACH BALLS!
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    wicked cheers XJ

    i'll be using an external harddrive to save most my video editing projects on so a 128gb one would do the job, is there any lag when it nearly gets full?

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    None thus far, but mine is only about 52GB used/60GB free. Upgrading from 10.5 to 10.6 did not cause any issues, nor did it make anything run quicker from what I can tell.

    FYI - the SuperTalent SSD's of the SX variety are Samsung SSD's, same manufacturer that Apple uses.
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