Getting By on 44 GB

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Continuing on the recent theme of surviving with less disk space1, Ian Hines decided to replace his MacBook’s hard drive with a solid-state drive.

I used to think that this was a result of insufficient RAM (it only has 2GB), but I’m increasingly convinced that’s only part of the problem. Again, using my iPad has taught me that you can do incredible things with relatively weak hardware (processor and RAM) by having a Solid State Drive (SSD) as your startup disc. And so, with the many Amazon Gift Cards I received this Christmas I bought myself an Intel X25-M 80GB SSD.

Hines really nails it. After picking up my first SSD last year I was blown away by the speed increase. I agree with Hines that is probably the best upgrade you can make.

(via Ben Brooks)

  1. Thanks to everyone buying MacBook Airs with SSDs []