June 17, 2011

An Informal SSD Benchmark

Cult of Mac:

"15 seconds. Just 15 seconds. That’s how long it takes a 3.4GHz Sandy Bridge iMac armed with a Sandy Bridge processor and an SSD drive to launch all of its apps simultaneously."

SSDs provide an incredible speed increase in any machine. Even a multi-year old laptop can become a screamer by simply dropping in a solid state drive. I can't think of a single one-step speed jump of this scale in over thirty years of personal computing. It's that significant.

And pricey, still.