Monthly Archives: April 2012

SSD Drive Upgrade Results

My tests using a Seagate Sold State Hybrid Drive.  Model I got is a Momentus XT, 750 SATA 32MB cache. 7200 RPM. The old drive was a Seagate as well, model ST9500420AS 16MB cache at 7200 RPM

* Mbp intel core 2 duo 6gb
* 2.2ghz
*  500 GB st9500420AS
* 16MB 7200 rpm

Tests were done after full restarts of the MBP so app launches were not using app cache.

1 min 45 sec boot time from power button to logon screen

55.1 sec with hybrid drive

Click of button till splash screen ends
Photoshop cs 5.1 launch
16.9 seconds old drive
5.5 secs hybrid drive

Lightroom 3 launch till
Splash screen ends
15.5 seconds old drive
9.9 seconds hybrid drive

Parallels launch of win7 with 2GB allocated for RAM and 60GB disk
2 cpu
32bit OS
Set to faster virtual machine setting
And auto win7 start
Started after full shutdown of vm
1min 43 until win desktop appeared old drive
50 secs with hybrid drive
38 secs after quit of app and relaunch using cache