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Does your main Mac have an SSD?
Authored by: meikokun on May 15, '12 12:24:09PM

"SSD's mainly gain you boot performance"

Nonsense. Got mightily cheesed off with beachballs on my 2011 17"mbp. Dumped the dvd drive, replaced that with the internal hdd, and stuck a ssd in the boot bay.

World of difference. I don't recall having seen a beachball since. At all. As in ever. ALL apps load a lot faster. mines a crucial m4 128gb which just has the os and apps on it - it wasn't the absolute fastest in tests, but gave the best bang for the buck. Best hundred quid I spent on a computer.

Oh, the fast boot times are a bonus. From power-button press to desktop in 8 seconds is nice, but as you say, not quite a necessity.

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Does your main Mac have an SSD?
Authored by: kirkmc on May 16, '12 12:30:00AM

Actually, fast boot time can be nice, especially if you test software that requires reboots, and need to test many times. Not that I do it a lot, but I do it occasionally, and it's always refreshing to see the reboot so quick.

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