SSD Speed Question

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  1. jeme macrumors regular

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    is the SSD in the new 2017 Macbook faster thanthe SSD in a 2016 mbp touch bar machine? Has there been improvement again here. Thanks.
     
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    50% faster according to Apple (EDIT: compared to 2016 12" MB). Maybe the same SSD controller as in the 2016 MBP, I'm not sure.

    + a new filesystem in High Sierra will make it even faster.
     
  3. Eldar Gezalov macrumors newbie

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    No, SSD speeds are not faster than the MacBook Pro with Touchbar, but are noticeably faster than the 2016 MacBook.
     
  4. jeme thread starter macrumors regular

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    So that is two different answers?

    Just to clarify - is the 2017 MacBook SSD faster than the 2016 MacBook Pro with Touchbar?
     
  5. Eldar Gezalov macrumors newbie

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    2016 MacBook Pro Touchbar: write - 1500, read - 2000
    2016 MacBook (12-inch): write - 700, read - 1000
    2017 MacBook (12-inch): write - 1150, read - 1350

    Meaning, 2017 12-inch MacBook is faster than 2016 12-inch MacBook, but it is nowhere near the MacBook Pro with Touchbar speeds.
     
  6. psymac macrumors 6502

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    One test here shows great improvement, question for me is will the 512 SSD be even faster than the 256 SSD as it was for the 2016 models?

     
  7. jeme thread starter macrumors regular

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    Got it thanks so much. Considering down grading from MacBook Pro 2016 w Touch Bar to 2017 MacBook. Thanks.
     
  8. Eldar Gezalov macrumors newbie

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    Same here! I'm using 13-inch MacBook Pro with a Touchbar at the moment, and thinking about switching to MacBook.

    The only thing I am a bit worried about is the graphics performance, which is apparently over 30% worse on new 12-inch MacBook compared to MPTtb.
     
  9. jeme thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well I had the 2015 MacBook and absolutely loved it, for what I was doing the graphics made no difference. The tradeoffs are significant.

    MBP has, better screen, better SSD speed, better graphics, better CPU, more ports etc
    MB has better portability.

    So really big swing between these machines. I am getting the 10.5 iPad pro, so I am also thinking is that too close to the MB?

    Eldar - which MacBook are you considering. Just noticed you are using a 15 inch too - you will notice a graphics difference since you have the Radeon Graphics. OK thanks!
     
  10. Eldar Gezalov macrumors newbie

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    I have used 2015 MacBook for over a year and loved it, but when I had to do some video editing, it just couldn't' cope with the workload. Also, I had some minor issues with keyboard. Now, I hope that with the much improved performance and 2nd generation keyboard, 2017 MacBook could be perfect choice for me.

    I have used 15-inch MBP Touchbar higher model for a few months, but it wasn't as portable as I wanted it to be, so I switched to 13-inch Touchbar higher model (with 16GB of RAM) and have been using it for a few months. Portability-wise it is much better than 15-inch, but still not 12-inch MacBook-like perfect.

    The graphics score on my 13-inch MacBook Pro is about 30000, while the new MacBook promises about 19000~20000, which I think is about twice as much as what 2015 MacBook had. I am pretty confident it will be more than enough for me.

    As for better screen, faster SSD speeds and more ports, I don't really care, because I think that these parameters are great on 12-inch MacBook as well.

    In any case, I am still waiting for the detailed reviews of the maxed out version of 2017 MacBook.
     

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