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Real-World SSD Performance Considerations (Introduction)
Solid state drives (SSDs) are gaining widespread attention for their many positive qualities: high speed, no moving parts, reliability, etc. For more on SSDs, see the these pages, especially the SSD overview page.
Real world performance
Real-world performance of a solid state drive means two main things:
- Speed compared to alternatives such as a hard drive;
- Speed over time as the drive gets used (1/3/6/9 months later).
This special feature concentrates on item #2 above.
What they don’t want you to know.
Feels good at first, then degrades. Read this special report to understand the issues before you buy.
128GB in 2019 iMac 5K is what Lloyd uses!
Up to 64GB for 2015/2017 iMac 5K
TWICE the memory for $320 *less* than Apple charges for 64GB!!!
64GB for Mac mini only $335
Rules of thumb for buying an SSD
Don’t be suckered.