Originally Posted by xDRK
So you're saying another hdd will make it run faster?
How much of a difference do you think .6ghz will really make? I found a post in this very thread where someone upgraded from 2.26 to ~2.8 I believe, but the cpu cost ~$300.
He is saying a SSD will make it run faster. I think he is thinking the 1ms RA and higher read than HDD will increase start up, opening of applications and all loads. In overall standard usage (if there is such a thing) yes the HDD/SSD is the bottleneck as throughput is what from 40MB/s to what 100MB/s(?). RAM on a notebook what 4500MB/s to 6000MB/s my CPU cache is 20GB/s.
But if you look at those numbers HDD/SSD will always be the bottleneck if you accept it truly is in the first place. But yes SSD's can improve overall responsiveness nicely. They just cost so much.
2.26Ghz to 2.8Ghz is a 540Mhz or 24% increase add the extra 3MBL2 looking at on average maybe 30%. That is substantial if you ask me but $300 is a lot of money.