MacBook with a Momentus XT SSD hybrid drive boots and launches Photoshop in 26 seconds
Wondering just how fast the Momentus XT SSD Hybrid drive is? Check out this video of an older 2009 MacBook model that compares performance of the stock 5400 RPM drive and the Momentus XT Hybrid. In the video, the MacBook with the Momentus XT cold boots and launches Photoshop CS4 in just 26.5 seconds, while the stock 5400 RPM drive takes 43 seconds to complete the same task.
Getting an ultrafast hard drive and maxing out the RAM are great ways to get the best performance out of Mac hardware. If your Mac could use a speed boost, it’s certainly worth considering the upgrades as they are far more cost effective than buying a whole new Mac.
The Seagate Momentus XT 500 GB SSD Hybrid is $119.99 and includes free shipping from Amazon. There are also 320GB and 250GB versions available, but they’re only marginally cheaper ($10) which makes the 500GB model by far the best deal.