SSD performance of 128gb drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by chris04, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. chris04 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    Just purchased my first ever macbook pro (13" retina 128gb 2014 model)

    It was a bit of a hasty decision to buy a refurb. I have been reading around the forums and have seen a lot of talk that the 128 GB drive is quite slow compared to the 256 drives or higher.

    I would just like to get some feedback really from other users of the base 2014 model and also users of the 256 model. I have lived with 120gb drives or smaller for a long time so I do not necessarily need the extra space but my main concerns are that I don't intend on purchasing a new macbook for a long time (4 plus years hopefully).

    Is there a noticeable difference in performance?
    Is it just benchmarks and not something that you would really notice?

    I paid £849, there is a 256 GB 2013 model for £929 or the 256 2014 model for £1019.would the extra 80 or 170 be worth it.

    Any comments are appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Exactly this.
     
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Yep more a benchmark thing

    It does depend on your usage of course, but in everyday general computing you won't notice at all.
     
  4. chris04 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the replies.

    It will be used for general browsing, streaming live TV, movies etc. I have a work laptop for any large software I would require.

    Am I right in thinking that the general performance is similar across all the drives but the larger drives will just allow quicker copying of files.

    Thanks.
     
  5. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Yep thats about the extent of it read speeds are fairly consistent accross the range it's the write speeds that take a hit.

    I'm sure it'll be fantastic for those uses..
     

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