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Old Jun 16, 2012, 11:58 AM   #1
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Does your Retina MacBook Pro have a Samsung or Toshiba SSD?

Just as the title says, I'm curious as to which brand SSD's have been shipping in each of the Retina MacBook Pros. It seems like the MacBook Airs are still shipping with either a Toshiba or Samsung branded SSD. What about the Retina MacBook Pros?
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Old Jun 16, 2012, 12:00 PM   #2
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Mine is a Samsung (512GB).
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Old Jun 16, 2012, 12:00 PM   #3
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Old Jun 16, 2012, 12:24 PM   #4
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Try apple>about this mac>hardware
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Old Jun 16, 2012, 12:27 PM   #5
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Base model Retina macbook pro -

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APPLE SSD SM256E
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Old Jun 16, 2012, 12:30 PM   #6
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Try apple>about this mac>hardware
Hardware->Serial-ATA

APPLE SSD SM###E = Samsung

APPLE SSD TS###? = Toshiba

Just a guess-- based on this article...
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6005/a...w-ssd-its-fast

The article alluded to the fact that their may be a performance difference between the Samsung and the Toshiba (with the Samsung performing better, but it was pure speculation). This is disconcerting. I want to know how they are disseminating these drives and if the Retina MBP is only getting one or the other or both.
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Old Jun 16, 2012, 12:49 PM   #7
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This smells like the start of a which SSD is faster/better thread......reminiscent of the threads that came about when the macbook air was released.
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Old Jun 16, 2012, 12:57 PM   #8
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Only says APPLE SSD SM256E, (Samsung)
Thank's CUsurfer for the heads up.
Mine is the base 15" by the way.
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Old Jun 16, 2012, 01:39 PM   #9
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This smells like the start of a which SSD is faster/better thread......reminiscent of the threads that came about when the macbook air was released.
given the sandforce track record wat did you expect?
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Old Jun 16, 2012, 01:41 PM   #10
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What about the screens? Anyway to find out if we are getting Samsung panels?
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Old Jun 16, 2012, 04:17 PM   #11
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Oh, mine's Samsung. Looks like no one has gotten the Toshiba one yet.
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Old Jun 16, 2012, 04:58 PM   #12
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Is there a Toshiba one?
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Old Jun 16, 2012, 04:59 PM   #13
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i have an air, but it has a samsung also
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Old Jun 16, 2012, 08:01 PM   #14
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My MBPR 16GB 2.6GHz 512GB has a Samsung also.
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Old Jun 16, 2012, 08:36 PM   #15
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My MBPR 16GB 2.6GHz 512GB has a Samsung also.
Lucky to have that already!
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Old Jun 17, 2012, 10:31 AM   #16
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Old Jun 17, 2012, 10:36 AM   #17
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Is there a Toshiba one?
In MBA there is. However, right now it seems that 256GB and 512GB SSDs are Samsungs (hence rMBP has only Samsungs) whereas 64GB and 128GB are Toshibas. Haven't seen a single +128GB Toshiba or sub-256GB Samsung in 2012 Macs yet.
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Old Jun 17, 2012, 10:57 AM   #18
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According to Anandtech the Samsung SSDs are actually using the 830 controller for this generation. Seems like a good move on Apple's part for the higher end models.
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Old Jun 17, 2012, 11:01 AM   #19
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It'll be more interesting to see who makes the 768GB SSD drive as from looking around that part is totally custom, but then again I suppose the other ones are too. I bet they have only used one supplier as they are custom made SSD drives?
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Old Jun 17, 2012, 11:06 AM   #20
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the only tashiba I have seen was in a review, but like someone else said, i think it was a 128 SSD. I wonder if everything over 256+ is all samsung and the 128's are random
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 07:01 AM   #21
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Ordered the 768GB version, would love to know if I'll find samsung 830 (YES!!!) or toshiba (NOOO!!!!!) inside it... someone has the 768GB version and can check?
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 11:41 AM   #22
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Old Jun 22, 2012, 02:27 AM   #23
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this ssd would have cost me a good $250 to upgrade from a normal mbp, so its value for money right there
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Old Jun 22, 2012, 12:43 PM   #24
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oops wrong thread.. don't know how to delete this. lol.. but i have the Toshiba SSD 128gb for my MBA 13 2012.
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 01:46 AM   #25
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Ordered Jun 17, arrived Jul 6th. Ultimate rMBP (2.7/16/768). Samsung SSD and controller (SM768E).

No detectable ghosting. Smooth sailing thus far.
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