[iMac mid2010 SSD Upgrade] EVO 750 vs 850

Discussion in 'iMac' started by vslo, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. vslo macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2010
    Hi all!

    I'm upgrading my iMac11,2 (mid2010) with a SSD. That took me to some SSD cost benefit research. Regarding brand, I know Samsung is one of the most trusted manufacturers, so I was thinking about buying the EVO 850 or 750.

    Would I see much of a difference ? Keeping in mind that my 2010 iMac support only SATA II.

  2. Maxx Power macrumors 6502a

    Maxx Power

    Apr 29, 2003
    The 750 is based on planar 2D NAND and is marketed to compete against low-end SSDs, you are better off with the 850 EVO, which is based on 3D NAND and competes well with mid-ranged SSDs. SATA II is a limitation only for sequential reads and writes, for random reads and writes, you will not come close to SATA II or III speeds on these SSDs. Just as well, the longevity is quite a bit better on the 850 EVO through usage of 3D NAND. In addition, steady state performance (when the SSDs have been regularly used with read/write cycles) is better on the 850 EVO.

    "...Samsung is one of the most trusted manufacturers..." - not true for phones and washing machines.
  3. kgian macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2011
    In real world use you are not going to see an appreciable difference.

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