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So SSDs are becoming cheaper by the day, which is great as they offer much better read/write speeds, battery life, boot times, and reliability over traditional hard drives. All this said, how much of a difference have you noticed? I am mostly interested in how your battery life has been affected? Please answer based on all aspects and be specific and mention what system/SSD you are using if you like.

asked Jul 02 '12 at 17:32

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edited Jul 09 '12 at 18:10

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SSD's are awesome! I've got one in my MacBook Pro and startup time is just 10-15 seconds total! Whenever I launch an app it's click and play vs click, wait a bit.... aaaand play on and HDD iMac. Their pretty reliable I think since I've barley had any problems other then some partitioning errors (I wasn't doing it from a DVD but from the SSD itself which didn't work out)

Your overal experience with your computer is much much faster! A low-end computer with an SSD can in some cases beat a medium computer with an HDD.

answered Jul 02 '12 at 17:36

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Thats good to know. I am putting one in my 2009 13" MPB which is slightly dated now with the 2.26 GHz Core 2 Duo. I also have a 27" Quad Core i7 iMac which certainly does not feel dated but my AppleCare runs out soon so I may put an SSD in that too.

(Jul 02 '12 at 17:57) Fish Fish's gravatar image

I run windows and OMG my PC and laptop runs so much faster.

Obviously going to be saving power on the laptop but it is nothing noticeable.

The CPU/GPU and screen are what take up power.

answered Jul 02 '12 at 17:35

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