Is the 128gb SSD enough storage for you ?? SEEMS like you may be a tad short. No ?
And are SD card reliable after many uses?Are you sure ? If yes, who said it was reliable as your number one data back up ? Also I would never leave an SD card in for long peridots of time.
Let us know .
128gb is PLENTY for me. I normally never own a computer for more than a year, with my only exception being my 24" iMac that I bought September 2007, as the upgrades since then have been lackluster to say the least. I've had over 80 different computers since 1990, and in that time I have never used more than 95gb on ANY computer.
My music collection is about 9GB, my photo collection is about 15GB, and I usually have 5-6 DVD's encoded on my desktop to offload to my cell phone or ipod as needed, thats only about 3GB. I setup up VMware Fusion and Windows with a 20GB partition so that I can run AnyDVD and UPS Worldship on all my Macs. Mac OSX and all my programs on the Mac side add up to about 35GB.
I own several retail businesses and an online store and even with every single file I have to my name have never cracked 95GB. By the time I start to get close to the 118GB thats available on this SSD, the 256GB or 512GB SSD's will be sitting nicely under $200.
In general people just think they need the biggest baddest thing, when 90% of the population coould get by with a 120gb HD.
I would also trust a SD card over any mechanical drive. But I was just testing the SD card out to see if you could actually use Time Machine with it, I have a WD Passport that I back up to.
Why would you never leave an SD card in for long periods? My SD card in my girlfriends digital camera has been in there 2 years and never been removed.
Anyways to my test results.
It took 36 minutes to install OSX on the Corsair SSD. Not sure if this is fast/slow/average. This SSD is not known for being the fastest on the market, but is in the top 3 as far as reliability. After using a SSD in my Dell Mini for the past few months, I can never ever ever go back to a hard drive in a laptop again.
Each test I did 5 times and averaged all the results out.
Stock Harddrive in new 13" Macbook Pro with only the pre-loaded programs installed, and all updates applied. The only other thing I did was delete Safari and Mail and install Firefox and Thunderbird.
Boot Time: 34.3 seconds
Shutdown Time: 4.1 seconds
New Corsair 128GB SSD with everything exactly the same, same pre-loaded programs, Deleted Safari/Mail and installed Firefox/Thunderbird.
Boot Time: 22.6 seconds
Shutdown Time: 2.8 seconds
Where the SSD really shines is launching apps, instead of the 3-4 dock bounces I got on my iMac when launching Excel and Photoshop, the Macbook loads both programs on the first bounce,
Since OSX took so long to install on the SSD, I didn't even bother installing it on the SD Card. Maybe I will this week if I have some extra time. I was kind of surprised a clean install of OSX took up 19GB!!!