Faster SSD Matter?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jhch50, May 19, 2015.

  1. jhch50 macrumors newbie

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    I have a 15" Macbook Pro Retina Late 2013 with a PCIe SSD already. Does the faster SSD in the new Macbook Pro matter?

    Does it make a difference in everyday usage like opening a browser and copy a file to a HDD etc.
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    For everyday usage, it's not going to be noticeable unless you spend a lot of time transferring large files.
     
  3. mcmul macrumors 6502

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    Probably not in the use case stated. Definitely if you're playing with VMs though.
     
  4. DarwinOSX macrumors 65816

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    It will be noticeable in everything to some degree and a lot in certain cases. Pretty impressive update.
     
  5. brdeveloper macrumors 68020

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    I think the difference between a SATAIII SSD and a PCIe SSD only appears when doing I/O intensive tasks like audio and video processing. Some big software projects can be benefited of fast I/O.

    Also, if Apple reaches the 2GB/s mark, MBAs with just 4GB of RAM will be more future-proof, since swapping won't be perceptible for common tasks. The SSD will perform at nearly 20% the speed of a DDR3 module, which is very fast. I think the PCIe bus on 2015 MBAs are still capable of delivering 2GB/s (although the SSD blades not yet), but I'm not sure.
     
  6. jhch50 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I mean, I do more than just those basic tasks. I was thinking about upgrading my 256 SSD to a larger size SSD, but don' know if I should go for the fast SSD.

    Anyone know if there is a website with SSD vs Fast SSD real world speed different comparison?
     

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