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iMac 27" 2019, 256 vs 512gb SSD

garethjs

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Could someone kindly with either the above models pls run BM disk speed test and let me know the figures reported.

I'm considering either but if the 512 is considerably faster I'll pay that much more and get more storage.

Thank You.
 

Fishrrman

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Feb 20, 2009
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There may be a difference in SSD speeds that can be "measured" using disk speed test apps.

But... in real life... you'll never notice them.

The 512gb is worth having for the extra space. The "extra speed" is inconsequential.

It's all about what you want... what you can afford... and if you feel like spending the money.

I believe the 512gb size (at least from Apple) is "the best buy" right now.
 
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garethjs

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I noticed it pretty easily whilst scrolling though a large iTunes library stored locally
 
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bpeeps

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256GB on an iMac is a waste of money, no matter if you find it incrementally faster.
 
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TVreporter

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Go 512 - I already started to regret I didn’t go 1 TB - space fills up fast if you have photos and videos and I’m not the biggest fan of working off external drives.
 
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ZipZap

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I believe 256GB SSD cards are inherently slower in Apple's world.
 
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