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2017 iMac Pro: APFS vs HFS SSD Speed
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This page compares SSD of the iMac Pro to other Macs.
SSD Speed: APFS vs macOS Extended
This graph shows transfer speed across the entire drive capacity. Results were essentially identical with the 1TB and 2TB SSDs.
APFS is essentially identical to HFS for maximum write speed, but lags just slightly for read speed.
Recommended Items for iMac Pro and iMac 5K
See the recommendations page for details on why these items are recommended.