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gregpod9
Sep 25, 2013, 02:43 PM
Today I received my 2013 13" MBA (i7/8/256) and I think that it has the wrong ssd. The ssd that it has is the Sandisk. I think that the Sandisk SSDs are supposed to be in the 11" MBA and the Samsung SSDs are supposed to be in the 13" MBA.



cyber16
Sep 25, 2013, 02:48 PM
If it's a 256GB then it's right, getting the Samsung is luck of the draw

magbarn
Sep 25, 2013, 05:32 PM
Today I received my 2013 13" MBA (i7/8/256) and I think that it has the wrong ssd. The ssd that it has is the Sandisk. I think that the Sandisk SSDs are supposed to be in the 11" MBA and the Samsung SSDs are supposed to be in the 13" MBA.

Nope I've seen Sandisk on 128/256/512 capacities.

flowrider
Sep 25, 2013, 08:55 PM
It's the luck of the draw:eek:

Lou

alphaod
Sep 25, 2013, 08:57 PM
Sandisk, Samsung, Toshiba... luck of the draw.

My previous and current 11" both had and have a Samsung controller.

midwestfisherma
Sep 25, 2013, 09:40 PM
What difference does it make which brand you get?

Idarzoid
Sep 26, 2013, 01:57 AM
What difference does it make which brand you get?

This.

Toshiba, Samsung, Sandisk, it doesn't really matter (to me at least), it's still a SSD, far faster than a hard drive.

I don't care if a SSD brand is slower than a different brand, I won't see the difference.

mayuka
Sep 26, 2013, 05:09 AM
Sandisk, Samsung, Toshiba...

Haven't they ditched Toshiba from the list of suppliers for the 2013 line? :confused:

Anyway. I have a 256 GB Sandisk. It has faster random read of small files than Samsung (thus booting is faster), but slower sequential read when using Filevault.

magbarn
Sep 26, 2013, 08:19 AM
This.

Toshiba, Samsung, Sandisk, it doesn't really matter (to me at least), it's still a SSD, far faster than a hard drive.

I don't care if a SSD brand is slower than a different brand, I won't see the difference.

Ask all the poor 2012 saps who settled for the Toshiba SSD instead of the Samsung and now have dead SSD drives out of warranty. Luckily for 2013 Apple ditched them. The Samsung is capable of faster continuous file transfer. For example if you're working with large video files for instance. The problem with current Samsung controllers is they really need close to 20% free space to keep them near their max performance while the Marvell controller in the sandisk doesn't need so much free space.