MacBook Pro SSD vs Stock 5400 RPM HDD – SSD Performance Blows HDD Away
How does an SSD stand up against a stock MacBook Pro hard drive? Watch the video and it speaks for itself. 48 applications are launched simultaneously, with the SSD all the apps launch in an amazing 18 seconds. The stock spinning drive? A laggard 198 seconds to launch the exact same app.
This video shows the same MacBook Pro 17″ 2.5Ghz Core i5 model with an SSD OCZ Vertex Series drive vs the stock Hitachi 500GB 5400 RPM drive that comes standard. The disk was cloned (presumably using Carbon Copy Cloner) so everything is identical except for the drives themselves.
You can grab the OCZ 120 GB Vertex 2 Series SSD for $220 on Amazon with free shipping.
18 seconds vs 198 seconds… if that isn’t a compelling reason to upgrade I don’t know what is.
This video was found on Twitter via AppleSpotlight