256gb ssd

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by paperrobots, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. paperrobots macrumors newbie

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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!
     
  2. fiveainone macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  3. Blu-Ray macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  4. omgitswes Guest

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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
     
  5. paperrobots thread starter macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  6. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    There just isn't any physical room for one:

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  7. omgitswes Guest

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    Yeah I understand that. I'm just gonna get the refreshed version anyway.
     

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