iMac SSD Performance

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Lucagfc, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Lucagfc macrumors 6502

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    Hi

    I've ordered a 27" i5 (quad core) iMac with 256 SSD + 1 TB drive. I know that the SSD drive used by Apple are not so fast as the fastest SSD available in the market but anyone know what are his performance?

    I' m pretty sure in that in daily use the computer is much faster and responsive whit this SSD drive but anyone can tell me how much this benefit are visible? thanks!
     
  2. spcopsmac21 macrumors member

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    If you wanted a cheap and amazing alternative you could get a Seagate momentous XT 500GB hard drive, same size and works amazing. Its a hybrid SSD/HHD and its only $130.00 at newegg.com
     
  3. Lucagfc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for help! If it were simple as replacing the disk like MacBook, I chose a smaller capacity SSD (Intel X25) but can not mount a drive at a later time (without losing the warranty). So I had to choose between the 1 TB drive and SSD that Apple install (Toshiba). and I' ve already chosen the SSD
     
  4. henk53 macrumors newbie

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    Although on the one hand the results of the benchmarks are not THAT bad, it's a little sad to see the SSD Apple has chosen ends as the bottom of the pack in nearly every freaking benchmark this site has run.

    Makes we wonder why Apple has chosen this particular drive. It's certainly not cheap if you order it from them...
     
  5. Bmaintz macrumors member

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    PROFIT......:D


     
  6. henk53 macrumors newbie

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    Bastards! What ever happened to reputation by offering QUALITY products?
     
  7. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    with apple its the experience that you pay for
     
  8. Bmaintz macrumors member

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    I wonder if you could order a iMac without a HD (get a credit) & have the software on disk...:confused:
    You could then install the HD you really want & install the software...
     
  9. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    The HG2 series doesn't have much degradation, and performance on these drives are up there after the drive is filled.

    Earlier Apple used Samsung drives, those weren't exactly good. They did perform subpar and had degradation issues. The toshiba drives aren't top performers, but they aren't far behind either and when degradation is counted, I'm sure only the sandforce based drives would be a better choice.

    I do believe Toshiba has the only 512GB 2.5 inch on the market (that you can actually get), there are others, but I havent seen them in sale yet.
     
  10. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Correct. There is Kingston SSDNow V+ but last time I heard, it uses Toshiba controller and NAND chips so basically it's just a retail version of the Toshiba SSD with Kingston logo on it. I guess Toshiba is OEM only as I haven't found that from anywhere
     
  11. spacedesign911 macrumors regular

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    Agreed, even OWC admit privatly they havent shipped a 512 yet, as they cant get them, the global shortage of flash memory in this size suggest that ssd prices will not be moving for some time, the apple ssd is not as fast as the owc (ive had both) but is rock solid, and reliable, and performs brilliant despite no sandforce controller.
     
  12. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, the 512GB SuperTalents are Toshibas as well.
     

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