iPad Does iPad storage capacity increase performance

Discussion in 'iPad' started by pdqgp, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. pdqgp macrumors 68020


    Mar 23, 2010
    Question since one of our vendors is suggesting we use 32gb vs 16gb iPads because they are telling us the higher capacity units will render graphically intense sets of images faster.

    True or false? I thought the processing power even on the iPad is more RAM Related not capacity related.

  2. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020


    Mar 17, 2009
    I've never heard anything about storage space affecting anything but "storage space".
  3. pdqgp thread starter macrumors 68020


    Mar 23, 2010
    I haven't either and that's what has me wondering if I'm getting a load of BS.
  4. BeeJee macrumors 6502

    Nov 27, 2011
    Long Island/North Jersey
    With a lot of SSD's the higher capacity drives do read and write faster than their lower storage counterparts, so it's not unheard of as far as storage is concerned. The performance jump usually occurs at 256GB and up.

    To the OP, the performance of the iPads read and write speeds are the same across the board.
  5. AppleDeviceUser macrumors 6502


    Jan 7, 2012
    The iPad will preform the same weather it is 16, 32, 64 or 128GB. The only difference is the amount of stuff you can store on it.
  6. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Always consider the source. Your vendor doesn't know what it is talking about. Have them cite their sources for that claim.
  7. mtneer macrumors 68030


    Sep 15, 2012
    I had heard of such claims with HDD's when higher capacity drives had higher platter density resulting in faster access times. But, never heard anything like that with solid state storage devices.
  8. charlituna macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    I know that if your drive is too full there will be issues if you are using something that needs to download images etc. And I suppose the same could be true of rending assets on the fly. But outside of that I don't know that it really matters how much storage you have. I'm not aware of the iPads being able to virtual memory off the storage the way computers do.

    That said, apps are getting bigger all the time and if you can afford to buy the larger devices it might be worth the trouble if you plan to keep them more than one year.

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