1.3GHZ SSD Speed

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  1. Drmash macrumors newbie

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    I ordered a 1.3ghz 512gb and finally received it. I had a 1.2ghz that I was using until this model arrived. The most striking difference is the SSD speeds. On the 1.3 I'm receiving the following

    1GB Write 427 Read 345
    5GB Write 445 Read 850

    Significantly faster than what speeds I'm recording on the 1.2. Can anyone else comment or compare.

    Unfortunately this version has a shift key that appears to be defective and makes a very loud click noise when compressed. It isn't a factor of personal annoyance, but rather it is heard by others in executive meetings when compressed. I may be swapping yet again or giving up on version 1...

    Thanks
     
  2. Pagemakers macrumors 68000

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    Do you actually notice the speed difference with general use of the laptop?
     
  3. stpaddy81 macrumors newbie

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    On my 1.2/512, I'm getting between 445-460MB/s read / 840-855MB/s read on my SSD. Interestingly, I had a 1.1/256 base model originally, and my write speeds were better at around 480MB/s but read speeds were slower at around 775MB/s
     
  4. Pagemakers macrumors 68000

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    In real life use did you notice any speed difference with the 2 versions?
     
  5. stpaddy81 macrumors newbie

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    Nope, both are about the same in terms of real-world performance as far as i can tell.
     
  6. Pagemakers macrumors 68000

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    My finger is hovering over the order button!!!

    My options are 256GB 1.1 or 1.3. Agh, come on decide already!!

    If there is no real wold difference I'm probably going 1.1
     
  7. stpaddy81 macrumors newbie

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    I have the 1.2, so I'm not 100% sure about the 1.3 showing any real-world difference. Honestly there is a performance boost in doing things like encoding in iMovie, or anything else CPU intensive, but browsing in Safari, using iMessage, Mail, or Microsoft Remote Desktop it's really the same.

    I have powerful desktop computers at home and at work that I use for more intensive tasks and gaming, and use this almost as a terminal to connect to my work computer via RDP during the daytime at work. It's funny, Macs make some of the best RDP terminals. I had a Surface Pro 3 and RDP was a **** show compared to the experience on my MacBook Air previously and now my rMB.
     
  8. Pagemakers macrumors 68000

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    I am upgrading from a 2011 MacBook Air and from the in store testing I've done the 1.1 seems much faster that the old Air anyway.

    I only really use it for browsing, word, excel, FTP and occasionally Parallels
     
  9. stpaddy81 macrumors newbie

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    That's what I upgraded from, a Mid-2011 13.3" i5 MBA
     
  10. Cvx5832 macrumors regular

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    1.2/512 with FileVault turned on, 5GB test.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. amitdoc2b macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 2013 i7 MacBook Air and haven't really noticed any difference and transitioned smoothly to this new 12" Macbook 1.2/512GB using Safari, Microsoft Office, Photos, FaceTime, E-mail, etc. The only thing that stands out noticeably is the beautiful retina display. Also, I have the dongle now plugged in 24/7 that lets me keep the laptop on charger and simultaneously keep my iPhone plugged in (don't have use for the HDMI slot yet even though I have it on the dongle).
     
  12. Pagemakers macrumors 68000

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    How do you find the performance between the Air and MacBook?
     
  13. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Ignoring the ssd the 1.2/1.3 show big jumps In processing power
     
  14. stpaddy81 macrumors newbie

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    I didn't notice any performance loss at all. Not sure I perceive a gain either? It just works as well as I expect my MacBook to perform. I sold my MBA 3 weeks before receiving the MacBook, so I didn't directly compare, but I am happy with my decision.
     
  15. Johnny Alien macrumors member

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    I am a little shocked at the posted speeds. I assumed that these were pretty similar to the current SSD drives in the other macbooks but they are significantly slower. (Note that I understand these are still high speeds just comparing them to Apple's other SSD drives)
     
  16. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    Swapped my 1.2 for a replacement since I had issues with it and the SSD on it was slow, but this replacement 1.2 has a fast SSD:
     

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  17. sookainian macrumors regular

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    so is there any difference between the first and current batch SSD in the MacBook 12" ?
     
  18. BNHabs macrumors regular

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    Was your issue that the test was showing random speeds each time in ran? Mine seems to get 500MB write and 700MB read but sometimes it only gets half of that for each one and the spedomitar seems to be very erratic and it jumps up and down.

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    Are anyones write speeds very erratic and they jump up and down during the speed test.
     
  19. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    No it performed very poorly. At first I got like 250 write and after a few days it dropped to 50. I also had a faulty power button key so I got mine replaced at the store. I'm sure it's a software issue though.
     
  20. BNHabs macrumors regular

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    Sure it's a software issue? - what are you referring to?

    Your speeds on your new Macbook, do they always hit that write speed or do they drop in tests and then go back up etc. Erratic?
     
  21. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    Could be some bug in Yosemite or the fact that I transferred by Time Machine backup, which I didn't this time. And yes, my speed readings are consistent more or less. When you're testing make sure that nothing is running in the background.
     
  22. BNHabs macrumors regular

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    Do you have any ideas why my speeds go up and down erratically in the test? I hit 500MB write and 750+ read, but sometimes I get much less.
     
  23. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    I think you're fine if you're hitting those speeds in the first 5 seconds of testing. Again, make sure nothing is running in the background.
     
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    Sometimes I hit the speeds in the first 5 seconds but then they just drop.

    Sometimes they stay?
     
  25. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    Most likely something to do with software. I doubt it's a faulty drive. You could always reinstall the OS and run the test before you load your stuff on it.
     

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