I am a photoshop user wondering all this stuff.
Maybe you "performance" artists can offer some advice?
Would it be a productive move to use this 50GB SSD for a startup-OS-apps drive?
I dont mind the $/GB if this is really hot. They also claim that ssd performance
degradation is gone on this one. They give a FIVE year warranty now.
It would replace a 74 GB velociraptor. This is about $250 toy.
For the same money I can change ram from 10GB to 14GB.
Or do neither of these for what we really gain? I like the fun of a hot performer
as well as the productivity value if this would be a significant improvement.
And is this a smart move:
here is the rave choice for SSD (same as first link):
here is the rave review:
and a photoshop user:
MacPro Octo 2.26
10 GB Ram
CS4, LR 3
74 GB WD Velociraptor (10000 rpm) start up disk with apps.
according to iStat I get about 50-80 MB/sec. read/writes
500GB software RAID 0 on outer 2 WD640 caviar blacks (7200rpm)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 512 VRAM
Thanks anyone who can chime in on this!
Bottom line: NO.
Increasing memory would really be beneficial either. Getting more physical disks may help.
No to all I assume.
I wonder why the photoshop guy raved?
Didn't he show actual tests?
Sorry, I missed an important word here:
really NOT be beneficial either.