new Sandforce SSDs worth waiting for?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by drjsway, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. drjsway macrumors 6502a

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    I'm thinking about upgrading to a SSD and read that SandForce just announced their new SSDs with 500MB/s read/write. Since the 2010 iMacs are still 3Gb/s, will I see any benefit by waiting for them?
     
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    You would get better random access etc but not really worth waiting for. I doubt you would notice any difference. Besides, first gen may have issues.
     
  3. SpitUK macrumors 6502

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    I have just put a Patriot Inferno SSD in my iMac, just go for it. Things load pretty much instantly and I cannot see how an even faster SSD will benefit you any more in this current generation.
     
  4. nlr macrumors 6502

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    I would definitely wait only because prices will decrease dramatically as SSD's can be pricey.
     
  5. bry223 macrumors regular

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    Until mac's start using SATA 6gb/s I wouldn't wait, there's a lot of good SSD's out there right now that get the job done very fast
     
  6. drjsway thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. So even if I may not notice the difference, technically there should still be an improvement even on SAT 3Gb/s?
     
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    Technically, yes. In real world, no. Current SF drives have IOPS of 50k, the new ones will have 60k (IOPS is a way to measure random read&write performance). Current drives can already provide 285MB/s and that is the real world limit of SATA 3Gb/s
     
  8. SpitUK macrumors 6502

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    What happens when your just about to buy your new ssd and they announce the next generation? Just get an ssd and be happy.
     

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