iMac 2013 i7 3.5ghz - SSD speed test

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  1. Khendal macrumors member

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    Hello guys...i'm really shocked about this speed test... wow...it's amazing !!! :eek:

    I'm very happy to have bought a SSD and not a fusion drive...

    Any one with similar or better performance ?
     

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  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    What size SSD? A different size SSD may perform differently.
     
  3. Khendal thread starter macrumors member

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    256gb from a custom configuration
     
  4. d0nK macrumors 6502

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    The 128Gig SSD portion of the Fusion drive has also been put on the new, faster PCIe lane so it's going to be mega fast as well.

    Once you get into the 350/400MB/s range and beyond it's all good anyway. :cool:

    Damn mechanical drive as standard is silly.
     
  5. Racineur macrumors regular

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    Wow wow wow. Now tell me, I have a "last year" 27/3.2 i5/1To FD/128SSD. Black Magic says: 313 write, 406 read. What do you guys think of these numbers. Compared to Khendal's numbers, in real life is there some chance to see/or feel a difference. I mean: Word, Safari, Mail, Aperture. Thanks for sharing. BTW: happy for you K.
     
  6. ragtop232 macrumors newbie

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    I received my new iMac 27" Late 2013 two days ago. i7 - 3.5 GHz, 8 GB ram, GTX 780m 4 GB GPU and 512 SSD.

    Screen Shot 2013-10-08 at 8.14.19 PM.png

    Jim
     
  7. tomnavratil macrumors 6502a

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    As Fusion Drive uses 128GB SSD you should be absolutely fine for those apps if you use them on regular basis.

    Regarding the test speeds, it all depends if test would be done on the SSD part - results over 300 OR the mechanical part where the results, of course, would be much lower. Based on my ones, I would say the results are pretty much similar to my ones on my Fusion Drive :).
     
  8. alksion macrumors 68000

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    These SSD speeds are pushing me closer to an upgrade.. ;)
     
  9. arncalars macrumors member

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    Mine is very similar.

    Just loving this machine coming from an old HP windows machine...
     

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  10. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    YEP!!

    I got the 1 TB! Soooooo nice!! :)
     

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  11. KaraH macrumors 6502

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    Looking forward to my new machine and already know my reactions.

    Running 2013 iMac (custom of course) after having a 2007 - fast.

    Putting in an extra 16 GB of 3rd party ram - faster.

    Transferring my OS and applications onto a 3rd party SSD - HOLY ****!!!!
     
  12. cperchard macrumors 6502a

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    I wish someone has speeds for a fusion drive imac....wanna see real evidence of how much faster pure ssd is compared to fusion.
     
  13. emporer macrumors newbie

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    I was looking at a vid on YT where a guy was speed testing a 3tb fusion drive, write speeds were 350-400 and read speeds 650-700.

    Pretty much same ssd read speeds but less on the write side of things, still very impressive.
     
  14. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    You won't see any noticeable difference in loading apps up. What you'll see the difference is on extended writes/reads - exporting of video etc.
     
  15. lowdownshame macrumors newbie

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    just for comparison, here's my 27" mid-2010 / i7 2.93Ghz / 8GB RAM / 1TB Seagate HDD...... it's definitely the right time to upgrade! :)
     

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  16. blanka macrumors 68000

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    You can also pop in a Vector or Samsung 840 pro in your 2010 iMac. It will deliver 550MB/s, not very bad for SATA 3.
    Or a Seagate Barracuda 3.0TB, it does 180 on my Mac, almost double the speed of your 1TB one.
    I really wonder how that BM thing tests. For write speed, you should write at least a 10GB file to make sure any cache has run out.
     
  17. lowdownshame macrumors newbie

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    nah man, i been holding out ever since the late-2012 refresh. definitely selling the old & purchasing the new.
     
  18. arncalars macrumors member

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    Better result :))

    Write speed above 700 today. Had to upload :))
     

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  19. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Here's mine.

    512GB SSD
    3.5GHz i7, 32GB RAM, 4GB GTX780 (these upgrades burnt a huge hole in my wallet, so I couldn't afford the 768GB or 1TB SSD upgrades)
     

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  20. roland.g macrumors 603

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    I was on the fence 1TB Fusion v 256GB SSD. I had a 2011 27" 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD which was great as the Fusion only has 128.

    What is the real noticeable difference if any between the Fusion at 300+ write vs. the pure SSD at 700 write given they both have the same read speeds?
     
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  22. alksion macrumors 68000

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    That's a good question. From what I can tell, anything above 300-400 really won't be noticeable with normal usage. If you're doing some heavy video editing with tons of tracks or something of that sort, then I believe that's where the 400+ comes in handy.
     
  23. Zoidberg79 macrumors newbie

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    Here is my results from my late 2012 iMac:

    DiskSpeedTest.png


    iMac late 2013.jpg


    Coming from a mid 2011 SSD iMac you do notice that the Fusion drive is a little slower. You mainly notice it when you open an app that you have not used for a long time. Its almost as if you are waiting for the HDD to spin up.

    When this happens I swear my 2011 machine feels faster.

    Will be 100% SSD on my next mac.
     
  24. zerozoneice macrumors regular

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    late 2012 21.5" here...5400rpm, performance not worthy of a screenshot :)
    what SSD should i upgrade to: Samsung Pro or Evo series?
     
  25. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Pro lasts longer because it's MLC. Evo lasts shorter because it's TLC, but cheaper.

    Pros also have higher IOPS compared to Evo.
     

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