Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2012 19:36 UTC
Apple I bought a brand new iMac on Tuesday. I'm pretty sure this will come as a surprise to some, so I figured I might as well offer some background information about this choice - maybe it'll help other people who are also pondering what to buy as their next computer.
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Modern computers and hard drives are so damn fast anyway, I honestly can't imagine an SSD being that big of an improvement over a good quality hard drive, performance-wise.

I've only moved to a SSD drive some 3 months ago. There is a HUGE difference in performance. Applications (no matter how big) load near instant. Any apps that use disk IO are dramatically improved.

Don't believe me, view the many Macbook Pro SSD vs Standard HDD videos. It is really just as you see it in those videos. The nice thing of those Macbook Pro comparisons is that you know the hardware is identical, just the hard drives are different.

I have a 128GB OCZ Vertex 4 SSD. With 460MB/s read and write performance and a constant 0.02ms access time, standard hard drives simply pale in comparison. Obviously I still use large standard hard drives for general data storage, simply because they are cheap.

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