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Is there a significant speed performance with an addition of an sdd to the harddrive slot, placing hybrid to optical drv slot?

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December 10, 2013 6:08:14 PM

Will my computer perform significantly if I move my hybrid ssd/7200 750gb hard drive to my optical drive. Then add a 240gb ssd to that slot?

I'm on a powerbook 13" 2010 laptop. Thanks!

My RAM is at 16gb, maxing out on this type of laptop.

My laptop performs slow with a 4.5MB (correction - not a big file 4.5MB not 4.5GB) file in Illustrator CS5. That concerns me. To that point, how much faster would a desktop computer be within a $500 range? Or even a PC laptop in that range?

Really would love your insight!
December 10, 2013 6:45:40 PM

what is the cpu I mean you have a lot going on there and I am no expert but it sounds to me like it is bottle necking
as for adding an ssd I run my main programs off of one such as my os and start up programs and it is lightning fast
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December 10, 2013 10:41:27 PM

gigdog said:
what is the cpu I mean you have a lot going on there and I am no expert but it sounds to me like it is bottle necking
as for adding an ssd I run my main programs off of one such as my os and start up programs and it is lightning fast


I've got a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo.
What would you consider main programs to run from the ssd? what programs would you put on the hybrid, if you were me?
What do you think the botleneck is coming from?
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December 10, 2013 11:17:06 PM

your operating system and any thing you have that starts when you start up your computer
and as far as I know the hybrid is as fast as a ssd .at least that is what they claim I don't know
I don't run one .
do you have any type of cleaning programme like( advanced systems care) to keep it running smooth and fast or anything like that ? as computers clog up over time and you need clean them out
are you in Australia ?
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December 11, 2013 12:50:57 AM

An SSD will definitely help your situation as the hybrid drives use a small amount of SSD storage space for caching to the HDD prior to read/writes. This speeds up the HDD, but it doesn't necessarily speed up the data transfer to/from the HDD.

An SSD can have up to 5 times the read/write performance of a mechanical drive - look about for quoted read/write speeds. The Corsair Force LS series for example have both numbers over 500MB/sec.

I agree with the previous poster though, those old core 2 duo chips are not amazingly fast and they were also limited with very slow bus throughputs. Would I recommend that you save for a desktop? You aren't going to get anything that will go massively beyond your current laptops performance for that price range. You might be able to find a decent second hand fast laptop for that though, and install an SSD to that. I'd look for at least a Core i5 or a Core i7.
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December 12, 2013 4:31:07 AM

putting an ssd in my computer was the best thing I ever did but I don't think I would do it to that one I would build or buy a new one when you can( gaymer1984 and I agree the core 2 duo is all most obsolete ) but as I say to every one its up to you if you want to put it in do it as you can swap it in to the new one when you get it
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