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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

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I was just messing around on the Apple web page and I noticed on the Macbook Pros, there is an upgrade to a solid state drive for the hard drive option. What is that and the difference between say a 500GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm?
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A big speed boost for read and write from the drive

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....and between $200 and $650 !

The tech/dollar just isn't there yet to make an SSD a violable option at this point.

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....and between $200 and $650 !

The tech/dollar just isn't there yet to make an SSD a violable option at this point.

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It would be nice if they were closer in cost to a normal drive

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Also, if I'm not mistaken it's not liable to physical damage from tilting, etc. in case you plan to go jogging with your comp.

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As a side topic has anyone else successfully tried putting a third party SSD into a macbook?
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All SSD's are 3rd party and yes. Just type ssd into the search bar at the top
of the page and you will find several threads on the topic.

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As a side topic has anyone else successfully tried putting a third party SSD into a macbook?
Yes, I put a 128GB Samsung SSD in my MBP.
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I ordered the 256GB SSD in my MacBook Pro. We shall see on Tuesday if it was worth the extra $$$$.
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Hello

I'm also thinking about getting one of the new MBP with a SSD drive

Is there anyone here intimately familiar with the current SSD technology? The SSD have limited number of writes (or is it deletes). I know they can employ clever algorithms like wear levelings and so on to make these drives last longer. So I'm wondering if their useful lifespan is comparably to a regular hard disk.

I might be willing to pay the premium for the improved battery life and to a lessor degree the performance. But I'm curious if they will still last 3 or 4 years out (or outlast the other failure prone hardware in these laptops).
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