3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 15, 2010 5:13 PM by Harm Millaard

    Maybe this SSD is The One?

    Steve Zeeeee Level 1

      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:

      Move OS X's swap drive to something faster

      reply #3

       

       

      here is the rave choice for SSD (same as first link):

      http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/SSDMXE050/

       

      here is the rave review:

      http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=3751

       

      and a photoshop user:

      http://macperformanceguide.com/Reviews-SSD-OWC-Mercury_Extreme.html

       

      Current:

      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!