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MacBook Pro Lion OCZ SSD VS. 7200 RPM Seagate Bootup Comparison

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Some of you may be on the fence about going down the SSD route. Well, we've decided to do a bootup comparison of two nearly identical MacBook Pro models. Both are 2.5Ghz MacBook Pro 15" with 2GB RAM running a fresh copy of Lion. The difference however, is the one on the left has a 7200RPM 500GB Seagate hard drive with those spinning disc platter things that take forever. And on the right, a freshly loaded 120GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD harddrive.

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Smart Modular 2.5-inch SAS SSD loaded with up to 1.6TB of space

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Space or speed? I guess you don't really need to choose anymore, so long as price is no object. For instance, you can take a look at the new Optimus solid state drive from Smart Modular Technologies. This "Enterprise Grade" drive uses a native Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface for up to 6Gb/s. The kicker? You can get up to 1.6TB of usable capacity and it will cost a small fortune.

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Seagate’s Momentus XT Under Fire for Lagging, Freezing

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Seagate’s newest hybrid SSD/ATA hard drive has been facing issues with speed, freezing and aggressive spin-down/spin-up habits – the very issues solid state drive technology itself was designed to surpass – angering some of the new technology’s 350,000 users. The Momentus XT is a 7200-rpm Serial ATA hard disk drive ...

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SSD prices fall while HDD prices rise

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If you are planning to buy a Solid State Drive (SSD), it may very well be the right time to do so. Going by the present trends, Solid State Drive manufacturers such as Intel and Adata Technology have been dropping SSD prices by as much as 10-15% in order to increase sales and market penetration rate.

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