[OS X TeX] TeX performance: SSD vs ATA on MacBook Pro

Robert R. Bruner robert.bruner at wayne.edu
Fri Jul 26 00:29:46 CEST 2013

I chose the SSD and love it. It is incredibly fast and the battery life is great. I haven't compared 
it on TeX in particular, but my own code runs way faster. (It does a lot of disk I/O.) 

Bob Bruner 

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From: "William Slough" <wslough at gmail.com> 
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Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2013 5:53:58 PM 
Subject: [OS X TeX] TeX performance: SSD vs ATA on MacBook Pro 

Hi all, 

I'm thinking of getting a new MacBook Pro and I'm curious what others have to say about SSD versus a 7200 rpm hard disk, since I need to choose. I am aware of the hefty price penalty to get a solid state drive, but I'm wondering if other TeX users could sway me one way or another. I realize that this is an ill-posed question, but I am nonetheless interested how others weigh in on this decision --- especially as it relates to someone who uses TeX a lot. 

Bill Slough 

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