posted on Jan, 16 2008 @ 03:59 PM
Sooo, Why put a PATA HDD into any computer nowadays? Most HDD Companies are not making PATA Drives anymore, most MBoard don't support PATA... maybe
Apple has a Stock pile.. But still transfer rate on a PATA HDD is sooo slow in comparison, and the SSD Drive is even slower than PATA. - And everyone
loves to multitask.
They should have just stayed with either a SATA 1.8" or offered a lower cost on the Solid State Drive (SSD) HDD, since it's ability is still only
"below average" in transfer rate. SSD Drives are only better at reliability cause if you drop it, it will still work, over the working parts on a
Apple wants $999.00 for a 64GB SSD Drive extra on top of lap top cost.
Most HDD Companies are selling 1TB, 3½" HDD SATA Drives for the same cost.
Most HDD Companies are selling 350-500 GB 2½" HDD SATA Drives for aprox $250 bucks.
But $3K for something that has average computing power, isn't worth the money. - I love Apple Computers and know em inside and out, but there is no
way the MacBook Air
is worth $3,000.00+
If you plan on doing anything with Video / Audio editing, this MacBook Air is NOT the tool you want.
- speeds vary if installed in external boxes -
- Speeds listed below are if installed internally -
3.0 Gb/s - SATA 3½" and 1.8" HDD
1.5 Gb/s - SATA 2½" HDD Transfer Rate (common knowledge)
60-100 Mb/s - PATA 1.8" HDD Transfer Rate (depending on vendor)
60'ish Mb/s - SSD HDD (currently)