Performance difference between 128GB and 256GB Samsung 830

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by GustavoRamos, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. GustavoRamos macrumors newbie

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    Hey lads,

    Is the performance drop (520 MB/s / 320 MB/s x 520 MB/s / 400 MB/s) between the 128 and 256GB versions of the Samsung 830 noticeable ? I got some ideas about my setup and I'd like you to opinate on them:

    Base: MBP 2012 13"
    External: Seagate USB3 1TB

    Option 1:
    128 Samsung 830
    750GB in optibay

    Option 2:
    256 Samsung 830
    ODD in optibay

    I dont require that much space... currently in my windows partition I have ~90GB, all my programs installed and projects, etc.

    I will only install a couple IDE's on the Mac, no games, and I'd like to keep the itunes library on the 750GB (Option 1) or on the external (Option 2)

    What do you think? I personally think the 128 + 750 on ODD + External will fit me better in terms of "bang for buck" (USD 115 x USD 250)

    Thanks for your opinions :)

    Gustavo Ramos
     
  2. whiteonline macrumors 6502

    whiteonline

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    You didn't elaborate on what you will be doing on the SSD. If it is going to be used purely for OS/Apps, the real-world usage difference will be unnoticeable.

    People start criticizing SSD's when they are either malfunctioning or running needless benchmarks.

    I agree with your bang/buck assessment.
     
  3. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    For basic usage you will never know the difference. Actually for basic usage a Samsung 470 model getting 250MB/s is identical to the 520MB/s 830 model.

    NOW...if you are doing things like playing uncompressed 4K footage, you will, without a doubt notice the difference.

    Tho, they are offering super high bandwidth to consumers...most will never use it.
     
  4. GustavoRamos thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry for not defining the laptop use. In 60 percent of my time I'm programming php or ruby on rails. On the remaining time I will surf the Web, do some light (very very light) Web design and Itunes usage.

    Do you think the 128 + 750 optibay will fit my needs?

    Thanks!
     
  5. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    You will never notice a difference.
     
  6. GustavoRamos thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks a lot gentlefury!
     

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