Sunday, January 10, 2010

SSD Drive in my MacBook Pro

I upgraded the hard drive from my 15" MacBook Pro (2.16Ghz) to a 160Gb Intel X25-M SSD yesterday. It has completely overhauled my computing experience. Applications open nearly instantly. Big fatty apps that eat a lot of memory return the desktop to full functionality as soon as you quit. Loading any files is nearly instantaneous. The giant dog of a proggy,, now loads instantly.

Ironically, the last computer I owned that was this responsive was my 1MHz Apple //e with a 5Mb Sider hard drive.

At just under $500, it's not cheap, but it is a much more dramatic improvement on my computer's overall speed than any big upgrade I've ever done, and at thousands of dollars less. I recommend it to anyone.

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