Apple 512GB SSD Benchmarks

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  1. finchwizard, Mar 13, 2011
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    finchwizard macrumors member

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    I've seen people ask about them so I thought I'd run a few little benchmarks to give you an idea on speeds.

    I am aware people have problems with spending so much on a 512GB SSD, especially from Apple. But for some people it's no problem, not to mention it was actually cheaper to get the Apple SSD by $200. (Where I live at least). I wasn't opening a debate on the hardware. Simply posting the result which may/may not help people.

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  2. kappaknight macrumors 68000

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    Good stuff! Seems like the SSD is plenty fast. I was debating between that and the new Vertex 3. After doing some research on Anand, I decided to wait on the SSD. I think I definitely would have been happy w/ the Apple one too.
     
  3. finchwizard thread starter macrumors member

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    Yep. I'm pleasantly surprised.

    It runs like a charm, nice and fast, TRIM support definitely. No compatibility issues.

    And when they bring out faster SSD's. This one would only ever get put into an external hard drive for a external hard drive. So it will never be wasted.
     
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    So the Apple 512gb ssd is really only 465gb? Or did you partition it?
     
  5. finchwizard thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm not too sure about that honestly.

    It's listed as a 512GB SSD.

    Disk Utility says Total Capacity is 500GB.

    40GB is already used so it's got 460GB left.

    I'd say that program just lists the free space rather than the actual size.

    Plus the overhead with SSD with error checking etc would also factor in.
     
  6. lewdvig macrumors 65816

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    Nice! Way to keep the economy going.

    Gotta to pay to be first inline. I once paid $3500 for a Pentium II 266 system with a 17" NEC Multisync. Your SSD seems like a way better investment. :cool:

    That's some nice performance. 512 is the size I've settled on too.

    Trim works on Apple SSD for sure, prices are better than aftermarket (for a change) and they are way faster than platter drives. I think you did good sticking with Apple even if the ultimate performance is better on Sandforce drives. Less trouble.
     
  7. mulo, Mar 14, 2011
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    it is 465GB base 10, 512gb base 2 :)
    this also means the 128GB ssd is really 119GB...
     
  8. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Just for comparison, here is the same test with a 120GB Intel 510 SSD at a SATAIII connection in my 2011 MBP 13".

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  9. mulo macrumors 68020

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    so in short your ssd has 50% faster reads but also 50% slower writes.
     
  10. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Roughly yes, but only at larger file sizes. Look at the first test with random read/write of 128k/256k/512k files sizes the Intel is somewhat faster there and small/medium random reads and writes is where most of your normal day-to-day disk usage is. The Anandtech review mentioned the Intel drive was by design faster at large sequential reads (shrug). All that said, I really doubt anybody can tell the difference in a blind test with normal usage among any of the newer SSDs.
     

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