Why and how to ditch your slow-ass hard drive for an SSD

The setup:

SSD upgrade

Putting it to the test:

The Results:

boot time

SSD are the single best upgrade you can give your computer. This one a Runcore device is even compatible with older 1.8″ PATA drive systems found in common ultra portables like my Dell D430 or the Macbook Air. Remember when Apple was trying to sell SSD upgrades for $900? This particular 64GB model is faster than Apple’s fist-gen Samsung SSDs and cost only $250 on ebay at time of writing. Took about 20min to physically install (the SSD even came with a USB adapter, external case and software to mirror your existing drive, easy!).

Boot times are 54% faster and everything about the computer is much much snappier. Waking up and hibernating the computer just takes seconds. Plus there’s now no fragile spinning disks to break down and steal all my data.

SSDs are the future. Recommended.

  • Nice write up 🙂

    NC,
    http://ssdtechnologyforum.com

  • I put an Intel X25M in my Macbook Pro about 6 months ago. Best thing I ever did. OK so it was $900 for the 160Gb version but it saved me $4000 from NOT buying a newer MBP 🙂

  • I put an Intel X25M in my Macbook Pro about 6 months ago. Best thing I ever did. OK so it was $900 for the 160Gb version but it saved me ~$3000 from NOT buying a newer MBP with all the bells and whistles 🙂

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