OT: SSD magic!

From: Phil Sieg 
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So I just got a new Macbook Pro cause my MacBook air was being coveted =
by my sweetheart and the 11.6 inch screen on the air was just to small =
to do any real work.

I got a 15" i7 quad 2.3ghz with 8gb ram and 750gb HDD.

Pretty snappy out of the box, but I had been spoiled by the SSD in my =
Macbook Air. So I ordered a Crucial 512gb SSD that was both on sale and =
highly rated ($399 Amazon)

Installed yesterday, loaded up Mountain Lion, then migrated my stuff. =
Rebooted several times and tweaked some stuff including a utility to =
allow "Trim" on non-apple SSD's. Rebooted a few more times and WOW!!!!

3-4 seconds from off to Login, 2-3 seconds from Login to ready to use. =
MOST software launches either instantly, or sub-second times. Photoshop =
with additional filters takes 2 seconds. browsing/page loads even *seem* =
faster.

This is my second "after market" SSD and the results compared to the =
first are like night and day.

This setup is freakin' stupid fast... it actually makes me chuckle how =
fast some of this stuff is...

Just WOW.

Phil Sieg
President
SeniorTech LLC / Snapfon
www.snapfon.com

B: 423.535.9968
F: 423.265.9820
M: 423.331.0725
phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com



=============================================================== From: Bret McHone ------------------------------------------------------ It's great isn't it? That's basically my laptop for work. (A perk for having to support physicians with apple devices) I'll have SSDs for everything I can from now on. The EFDs we use on the SAN freaking scream. -B

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ Takes me back 20 years to when my Tandy 1000 tl/2 could boot up in seconds (the os was in rom) :) :) :) ------------------------------

=============================================================== From: Phil Sieg ------------------------------------------------------ Installed that Tandy 1000 in the dashboard of a Nova yet? Phil Sieg President SeniorTech LLC / Snapfon www.snapfon.com B: 423.535.9968 F: 423.265.9820 M: 423.331.0725 phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com seconds (the os was in rom) :) :) :) coveted by my sweetheart and the 11.6 inch screen on the air was just to = small to do any real work. Macbook Air. So I ordered a Crucial 512gb SSD that was both on sale and = highly rated ($399 Amazon) Rebooted several times and tweaked some stuff including a utility to = allow "Trim" on non-apple SSD's. Rebooted a few more times and WOW!!!! use. MOST software launches either instantly, or sub-second times. = Photoshop with additional filters takes 2 seconds. browsing/page loads = even *seem* faster. first are like night and day. how fast some of this stuff is...

=============================================================== From: Dee Holtsclaw ------------------------------------------------------ Don't give him any ideas. Next thing you know he'll be mounting a power-sprayer and driving around using it as a water cannon (presumably with a phase-conjugate tracking system, just no mirror). "I am reminded of the immortal words of Socrates who said, 'I drank what?'" - Chris Knight

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ You hush your mouth about Tandys. Especially the 1000 series. :-) My first "real" computer was a Tandy 1000 HX. I got it when I was a kid. Freaking loved that thing. Then I went to a Tandy 1000 SL2. Then I upgraded to a Tandy Sensation. I guess I could be called a Tandy fan.

=============================================================== From: Dee Holtsclaw ------------------------------------------------------ Never had a 1000, but there's a Model I in my attic with a Lobo LX-80 interface. Has a whopping 48K of DRAM and an 80-track drive. I actually wrote an application for a local bheer distributor in assembly. Freaking fast. Too bad the M$ assembler generated buggy code and killed the project (Paul Allen said we'd have to buy it again for the bug fix -- and we'd had it about 36 hours). Is it any wonder I'm so anti-M$??

=============================================================== From: wes ------------------------------------------------------ "my fists make the speed of light WISH that it was faster" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj2Zf9tlg2Y -wes

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ I dream of integrating an Apple II and a Chevy II ------------------------------

=============================================================== From: Jonathan Calloway ------------------------------------------------------ You should install rEFIt and get Ubuntu or Fedora going. . http://refit.sourceforge.net/