what does or does not speed up a Mac

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  1. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Of course the major variable is how you use the laptop.

    While you can easily pick some low hanging fruit, i.e., SSD is will always give you a boot in performance if you currently have a hard drive.

    Usage will dictate if ram, cores and GPU will have an impact.
     
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    The ssd performance difference in this test is based on sata.
    There is only a relevant difference between the 128gb pcie ssds write speed and the other sizes.
    512gb , 756gb and 1tb perform about the same.
     
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    Note that in Macs, the SanDisk PCIe SSDs perform around 150MB/s slower than Samsung ones in writes.
     
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    Two words ... Hard Drive

    Ancient tech with spinning discs and arms with read heads moving around.

    That's your main bottleneck in any system IMHO.

    Get an SSD, I have a Samsung 840 EVO 750gb in my MBP and it has made
    such a HUGE difference to overall performance, boot up/launching programs
    installs moving data etc etc.

    After that perhaps just have enough RAM, 8gb minimum as a rule of thumb.

    M.
     
  6. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    Not true. The SSDs all get faster as they get bigger.
     
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    Do you have a source for this?
     
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    The 1TB drives use a 4-lane PCIe channel, while all other capacities use 2-lane PCIe channels. That's why the 1TB drives are faster.
     

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