256gb ssd

paperrobots

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Jun 11, 2012
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Hey!

So I'm interested in buying the $2200 MacBook Pro w/ Retina Display and I'm also kind of computer-illiterate. :(

I have a question about the 256GB SSD. Is a computer's speed influenced at all by how large the drive is? In other words, besides the processor and RAM, would a 512GB SSD make the laptop run faster?

And, this kind of goes with my previous question but is a SSD that has 200GB of data on it slower compared to a laptop that has 20GB of data? Sort of like the more something is carrying, the slower it is?

Thanks SO much in advance!
 

fiveainone

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Sep 16, 2011
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It's somewhat true with optical drives, but since only SSD is offered now, no - 256GB SSD will be the same speed as a 512GB SSD.
 

Blu-Ray

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It's somewhat true with optical drives, but since only SSD is offered now, no - 256GB SSD will be the same speed as a 512GB SSD.
Actually, larger SSDs can be faster compared to their smaller siblings of the same series. We won't know until benchmarks come out on these though.
 

omgitswes

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Apr 23, 2012
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Nowadays most SSDs seem to be running at the same speed.
I wish they would of offered more storage at the same price point. Could of just been a regular 500GB HDD instead of SSD and I would go ahead and buy it
 

paperrobots

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Jun 11, 2012
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Thanks for your replies!

Just need an answer for the second question, is a SSD with more data on it slower than a SSD with less?
 

Stetrain

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Feb 6, 2009
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Nowadays most SSDs seem to be running at the same speed.
I wish they would of offered more storage at the same price point. Could of just been a regular 500GB HDD instead of SSD and I would go ahead and buy it
There just isn't any physical room for one:

 

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