New late 2013 MacBook Pro Speed Test

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  1. OsideRida06 macrumors member

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    I have had an iPhone ever since the very first one. About 4 years ago I bought my first iMac (mid 2010 27") and it is still running great. I also have had iPod touches and iPads for my daughter and I. I just got my first Macbook Pro in yesterday and this thing is amazing. I thought I would share my speed test results. It is night and day. This is my first SSD and I love it. I will absolutely be upgrading my old iMac with one, one of these days.

    Late 2013 15" Macbook Pro
    16 GBs of Ram.
    1TB SSD PCIe

    Read: 973
    Write: 897
     

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  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Late-2013 retina MBP, 15"
    2.6GHz quad core i7
    16GB RAM
    1TB PCIe SSD
    2GB GT750M.

    Read: 915.0 MB/s
    Write: 1035.0 MB/s
     

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  3. OsideRida06 thread starter macrumors member

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    Nice results. I think I have the same exact setup you have. I went with the dedicated card as well. I only did one test. I bet if I were to do it again I may be able to get in the 1,000s. I know that I wanted the 1TB because I heard it runs with 4 channels vs 2 on the lower GB models. I have heard the 1TB is the only way you can get these super fast read and write speeds.
     
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    That's correct. The 1TB uses a 4-lane PCIe channel, while the rest all use a 2-lane PCIe channel.

    However, the 512GB is no slouch either (both my 27" iMac and 13" rMBP have the 512GB), which operates at 750MB/s read and 720MB/s write. The difference between 512GB and 1TB isn't noticeable unless you're doing I/O intensive stuff.

    Meanwhile, the Samsung 256GB (SM0256F) is also very fast, almost on par with the 512GB. I have that in my 21.5" iMac and it runs at 720MB/s read and 670MB/s write. There's no noticeable difference either between the SM0256F and the 512GB and 1TB. Note that Samsung is the sole supplier for 512GB and 1TB.

    There's also the SanDisk 256GB (SD0256F), which performs at around 700MB/s read and 550MB/s write. There is a slight noticeable difference between this and the SM0256F, where boot up times are perhaps 3 seconds slower on the SD0256F.

    Meanwhile, the 128GB performs the slowest, with the SD0128F performing at 320MB/s write and 720MB/s read. I don't have the figures for the SM0128F though, but I heard that it's faster, as Samsung parts tend to be.
     
  5. OsideRida06 thread starter macrumors member

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    Nice. I am in the process of talking my Aunt and Uncle into getting their first Mac. They are also iPhone owners who now know the quality of Mac. I think they are going to go with a Macbook Air the first time around. These do not have the PCIe SSD yet, right? And I would assume they would be the same way as the pros? So I should get them to go for the 512GB. Do you know the speeds for it right now on sata? It would be a 13".
     
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    All Macs have PCIe SSDs except the non-retina 13" MBP and Mac Mini. These two still use SATA3.
     
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    Just to be on the safe side for the best performance, get the 512GB. You're playing the SanDisk/Samsung lottery on 128GB and 256GB variants.
     
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    That is what I plan on doing. So it should be about 700+ or so with the 512? I am just trying to get them the biggest bang for their buck. They are on a 17" dell Inspiron N7110 at the moment. I can only guess the read and write on that with no SSD is 100 at best. They have yet to experience the SSD, so this will be night and day for them too.
     
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    Yes, it's 700+ in both directions for the 512GB.
     

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