Compare read and write speeds of iMac SDXC with Fusion or SSD?

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  1. hakr100 macrumors 6502a

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    What are the typical read/write speeds of a top quality SDXC card in the slot of a current iMac, compared to the read/write speeds of, say, a Fusion Drive, a straight SSD, and the 1 terabyte hard drive apple uses these days in those desktop machines?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Mac32 macrumors 6502a

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    The SDXC is much slower, especially when copying and reading many small files. The SDXC is great for storing music, video and documents though. However, a decent USB3 memory stick is quite a bit faster than SDXC too.
     
  3. hakr100 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. I had a feeling it was slower. Strange that Apple put the SDXC on the back of the iMac, where it can be a pain in the butt to get to quickly and easily.
     

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