For christmas I got a new Laptop from SantaClaus :-). After months of using it I finally found time to blog about it. The Laptop is a 15-inch MacBook Pro with an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66 Ghz. I updgraded it to 8Gb RAM and bought an Intel X25-M SATA SOLID-STATE-DRIVE with 160 Gb.
Here are some pictures I took while replacing the original Harddisk:
The SSDs are the biggest performance boost in personal computing (which today means laptop computing for most people). The performance boost is incredible. Especially in software development, where you use a lot of small files, your workflow feels much smoother.
The startup time from OS X changes from 27 seconds to 16 seconds. The XBench score increased from 133.26 points to 191.70 points. This means the performance boost of the ssd adds up to 43.8%!
Here are the full xbench results in an iframe or in a new window.