Is 1TB SSD faster than 512GB SSD?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by czz, May 30, 2019.

  1. czz macrumors newbie

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    For the 2019 iMac, anyone has any idea if that is true? I remember someone posted when Mac mini came out that the larger the SDD the faster it is. I wonder if that also is the case for iMac? If so, by how much?
    Thanks!
     
  2. spiderpumpkin macrumors regular

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  3. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    I think there are slight differences but nothing to worry about. All of the internal SSD's are smoking fast.
     
  4. mikehalloran macrumors 65816

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    Most SSDs will test a slight bit faster as they get larger. Tom’s and other sites will show colored graphics and you can see this.

    Effect on real world performance=0

    Unless...

    There are users who need a large SSD. Work files for many apps perform better on the boot drive. This is a completely different issue.
     
  5. czz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's very informative! Thanks.

    512GB is large enough for my usage. I was thinking if the 1TB is a lot faster I'm willing to pay a little bit more to get the extra performance. Now it looks like they are really close in terms of speed. So 512GB it is!
     
  6. nambuccaheadsau macrumors 68000

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    Not that you would notice czz so save your bucksa maybe for an external backup drive.
     

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