Is there a speed difference between 256 vs 512GB SSD?

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  1. vmflapem macrumors 6502

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    I am still deciding whether I should get a 256gb ssd with 16gb ram or 512gb ssd with 8gb ram (they are both equally priced - both 13" retina).

    Is there a lot of speed difference between 256gb macbook pros and 512gb macbook pros?
    Also, can a normal university student (not doing any photoshops, etc) ever exceed that 8gb ram? I play LoL quite often
     
  2. torana355 macrumors 68030

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    Yes there is a speed increase as you increase the SSD capacity.
     
  3. vmflapem thread starter macrumors 6502

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    By a lot? Can you feel the difference?
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    No. I can't feel the difference in speed between a 128GB SSD and a 1TB SSD even though on paper the later is quite a ways faster!
     
  5. torana355 macrumors 68030

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    On paper there is a big increase but you are unlikely to "feel" the difference with everyday tasks.
     
  6. buysp macrumors 6502

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    Speed difference? not so much but the extra 256GB capacity is a big difference!
     
  7. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Nope, both my iMacs (21.5 with 256GB SM0256F SSD and 27" with 512GB SM0512F SSDs) have the same speeds.

    The SanDisk ones (SD0256F) are about 150MB/s slower in writes than the Samsung ones.

    128GB is definitely SanDisk, 256GB can be either SanDisk or Samsung, 512GB and 1TB are definitely Samsungs.
     
  8. vmflapem thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks everyone!

    I've placed an order for the 256GB ssd.
    I really hope I get Samsung...
     

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