iMac 27" 2019, 256 vs 512gb SSD

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  1. garethjs macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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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.
     
  3. garethjs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I noticed it pretty easily whilst scrolling though a large iTunes library stored locally
     
  4. bpeeps macrumors 68030

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    256GB on an iMac is a waste of money, no matter if you find it incrementally faster.
     
  5. TVreporter macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  6. ZipZap macrumors 603

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    I believe 256GB SSD cards are inherently slower in Apple's world.
     
  7. nambuccaheadsau macrumors 68000

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    You think wrong ZipZap.

    As the fisho says you will not be able to determine any difference in speed.
     
  8. ZipZap macrumors 603

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    I am correct. Perception notwithstanding. It's a foolish move to buy only 256GB for this device.
     

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