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MacBook Pro SSD single drive and RAID stripe vs hard drive

Just published is my revealing report on how a hard disk drive compares to a solid state drive (SSD) with large Photoshop files.

For anyone working with large Photoshop files, you need 8GB memory and a solid state drive like the OWC Mercury Extreme, and your best choice is the MPG Pro Laptop with dual internal SSDs as a RAID-0 stripe (up to 800GB capacity).

Bizzare performance hit if Firewire 800 device is not attached
Bizarre performance hit if Firewire 800 device is not attached

In the process of preparing this report, I discovered a bizarre performance issue: unless a Firewire 800 device is attached, internal SATA performance plummets. Seriously. Click the graph to read more.

Bizzare performance hit if Firewire 800 device is not attached
Bizarre performance hit if Firewire 800 device is not attached
(Dual SSD as RAID-0 stripe)

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