MacBook Pro - SSD Boot Time and Performance

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  1. Screamworks

    Screamworks Member

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    Hey guys, I don't know all that much about Solid State Drives, (will reference as SSD) but I've heard that read speeds are far faster than HDDs. (although write speeds are not that great?)

    I was wondering, if I do decided to spend the extra AUD$240 to get a 128GB SSD in my new MacBook Pro im buying soon, will things like boot time and reading from the drive be faster than say if I used a 500GB HDD @ 7200rpm?
    Also, what is the expected life for a 128GB SSD for someone who listens to a fair amount of music daily, watches a decent amount of videos, and does some light photo editing (Photoshop)?




    Thank you so much guys,

    Liam.
  2. Yerffej

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    My girlfriends 160GB SSD bootsup and shuts down way faster then my 320GB HDD. My macbook pro has more RAM and a faster processor than her's.

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