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Jul 21, 2011, 06:09 PM
I just purchased a i7 and received the Toshiba 256GB SSD. I am not sure if I am happy about not getting the Samsung or not. Hoping someone can clarify a few points:


Can someone with the Samsung 256GB drive check their negotiated link speed by going to the Apple Logo > About This Mac > More Info > System Report - under the Hardware Tree > Serial ATA you should see the following:

Intel 6 Series Chipset:

Vendor: Intel
Product: 6 Series Chipset
Link Speed: 6 Gigabit
Negotiated Link Speed: 3 Gigabit

Can you the SM256GB SSD owners tell me there Negotiated Link Speed?

Also, how much of a difference is the Toshiba drive not having the NCQ going to make?



Jul 21, 2011, 08:14 PM
MacRumors member "theSeb" reported on this. He has the 2011 13" with the 256GB Samsung SSD. Also 3GBit Link Speed: