Is 1TB SSD faster than 512GB SSD?

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

  1. czz macrumors newbie

    May 16, 2019
    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?
  2. spiderpumpkin macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2014
  3. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

    Jan 26, 2008
    I think there are slight differences but nothing to worry about. All of the internal SSD's are smoking fast.
  4. mikehalloran macrumors 65816

    Oct 14, 2018
    The Sillie Con Valley
    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


    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

    May 16, 2019
    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


    Oct 19, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    Not that you would notice czz so save your bucksa maybe for an external backup drive.

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