ssd or processor

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by lazerboyz, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. lazerboyz macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I have decided to get the 13 MBA with 8gb ram. Just wondering if I should upgrade ssd to 256 or processor to i7 or none..?
    It's mainly for uni work and light gaming possible on bootcamp. (dota 2)
    Cheers
     
  2. tann macrumors 68000

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    For what you're doing seems like SSD would be best because bootcamp (and the games) will require a good chunk of space, and the default low 128gb hard drive doesn't leave that much room (about 100gb), especially if you want to bootcamp.
     
  3. lazerboyz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is there a difference in speed between 128 and 256 on the 13 inch like the 11 inch?
     
  4. tann macrumors 68000

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    From what I've read in these forums and seen in some videos, the 128gb ssds give about 400 mb/s write and close to 800 read, where as the 256/512 give close to 800mb/s for both read AND write.

    E.G. 11" and 13" models (both 128gb versions) in this video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96QfugZBL1Y

    Here another 128gb version:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v25-jMArsNg

    11" 256gb here:

    http://youtu.be/vb4-8UXg0qE?t=32s

    As you can see... looks like 128gb has about half the write, but same read as higher capacities.
     

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