Discussion Need SSD for a day - Test potential HDD bottleneck

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  1. kauffmann

    kauffmann The Fountainhead

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    Hi,
    I just inherited an old Macbook Pro, I think I might be facing some HDD bottleneck issues with Mountain Lion as it's currently running on a WD Scorpio Blue 5200RPM HDD. The laptop was running Mountain Lion flawlessly on a SSD before. But now the OSx is running quite laggy, even the 10.7.5 update of Lion is lagging whereas 10.7.4 was flawless.

    If I'm correct that it's a HDD bottleneck, I want to go ahead and invest in a SSD but to be sure of that, I need to test the waters first.

    If someone can lend me their SSD for a day or I could come over and test it out, it'd be of great help.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Kauffmann
     
  2. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Banik would be da man to contact for this. And closer to you as well.
     
  3. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    The bottleneck is definitely the SSD. As for testing, Banik would be the best bet as he is close and always has a few lying idle :p theBanik

    If you need his number PM me.
     
  4. theBanik

    theBanik RAID Rookie

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    One of my Force 3 SSDs is with mavihs, Shivam move your butt and give the SSD to Kauffman. I do need the SSD anyways in a few days/week.
     
  5. kauffmann

    kauffmann The Fountainhead

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    Thanks for replying guys. I could have been sure that it's a fault of the HDD if I hadn't given the laptop for repair, even though it was totally unrelated to the HDD. I had got the GPU changed and some fan cables, though they could not be causing the laggy operation, I just want to be sure before I make the expense.

    I'll pick it up from Shivam soon. Thanks Banik, it's real nice of ya. The people who I got the GPU changed from put a sticker on one of the screws, so I'll have to go to their office and get the HDD installed. I'll try to get the work done in a day or two from the day I get the HDD. Thanks again.

    Btw guys, how much would a decent SSD cost? I just need to run the OS off it, I'll use my current 750GB WD Scorpio Blue for data storing purposes.
     
  6. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    You can get a 120 gb between 6-8k. check out Flipkart

    mavihs has to move his butt for my keyboard also! Lol!
     
  7. harryneopotter

    harryneopotter NEO is my middle name ! Staff Member

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    for ur keyboard ? I thought he was buying it from u !
     
  8. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    He has it, I am just waiting for a confirmation!
     
  9. harryneopotter

    harryneopotter NEO is my middle name ! Staff Member

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    he confirmed long time ago ...didnt he ?
     
  10. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    + the ahem ahem.
     
  11. kauffmann

    kauffmann The Fountainhead

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    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Excellent product.
     
  13. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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  14. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    If he can mention gift to brother. That would be great and lower your chances of paying duty
     
  15. mavihs

    mavihs RAID Rookie

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    @ kauffmann
    hey, you can come over if you want to test the SSD!!!

    planning to bench???
    PS: just waiting on @ harryneopotter to help me get the SSD i've been looking for!!!

    will give it to you whenever we meet next!!!
     
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