2011 Mba Owners, share your ssd model and display model here

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by pinktank, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. pinktank, Jul 21, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2011

    macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2005
    Update: Please submit your original results using the form and edit your original post to reflect that you have done so, I will try to do a manual count later on.

    There seems to be confusion regarding ssd speed variances between models, let's solve it by sharing our builds. Please bear in mind that one is not necessarily lesser, we don't have data to confirm such a judgment.

    Use the newly made google form HERE by slackie to submit results

    Results can be seen HERE

    SSD Identification

    -Applications > Utilities > System Profiler /click on the apple to the top left > about this mac > more info
    -Find Serial-Ata on the left bar about 15 items down
    -Post what's written on your device tree to the right under intel 6

    example: 11" - TS128C

    Display Identification

    -open terminal
    -paste 'ioreg -lw0 | grep IODisplayEDID | sed "/[^<]*</s///" | xxd -p -r | strings -6' (without quotes)
    -the first line is your display model

    example: 13" ultimate - LTH133BT01A01
  2. macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2010
  3. macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2008
    Good idea. I'm very curious to see the part number of the 256GB SSD in 13".
  4. macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2011
    Elsewhere in the forum someone confirmed that their 256 was a Toshiba. Another person claims their 128 is a Samsung. Weird stuff.
  5. macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2008
    It's the same as with MBA 2010. All models can be equipped with Samsung or Toshiba SSDs. While the Samung is slightly faster in benchmarks, in real world they perform very similar.
  6. macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2010
    To replace the SSD with another brand half way through it's life cycle is one thing, but I don't want to buy a 2011 MBA and play Russian Roulette in hope of getting a better SSD.
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2005
    that's the idea, now if more people post, we might be able to figure out something.
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2005
    From another thread, user:Frostywinter
    13" i7 - TS256C
  9. macrumors 6502

    Jun 28, 2011
    Been seeing Toshiba everywhere, if I have time today I'm going to Apple store and checking every display model. Would really like to get the Samsung.
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2005
    would be great if you could note them down and post it
  11. macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2011
    I have the MBA 11" (1.6 ghz i5, 128GB SSD, 4GB RAM).

    My Display: 9CF3

    Anyone know what manufacture my display is made by?
  12. macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2010
    Could it be that its just completely random what you get? It would seem that the Laptopmag's review got a Toshiba in their 11 inch model and Samsung in their 13 inch.
  13. stevenpa, Jul 21, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2011

    macrumors 6502

    Jun 28, 2011
    Samsung you got lucky :D

    EDIT: that is for the SSD.
  14. ccsicecoke, Jul 21, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2011

    macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2010
  15. macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2010
    This is actually a serious issue because I'm sure people will buy a new MBA, check to see if its Samsung, and if not return it during the 14 day return time and turn around and buy another.

    Why would you NOT want to get the best components for your shiny new MBA?
  16. macrumors 65816


    Aug 6, 2010
    LG seems to ring a bell for that particular display.

    If you've ever got a Samsung display before you'll be able to tell the difference. If not, then you have nothing to compare it to, so all is good :)
  17. macrumors 65816

    Aug 2, 2008
    Because it's annoying? :p I'll keep whatever I get, I bet it wont be bad either way.
  18. macrumors 65816

    Jan 31, 2010
    You might be right. However me personally I would much rather be happy with a perfect laptop with no dead pixels and that is dead silent. Even if I had a toshiba drive.
  19. macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2011
    I'm not following what you said. Are you implying that Apple decided to solder-in the SSD of the 2011 MBA after all? Or is there anything else stopping someone from self-replacing the SSD after purchase?
  20. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 22, 2010
    13" base model:

    SSD: SM128C

    Display: LP133WP1-TJA3

    So then Samsung SSD and LG-Phillips display
  21. macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009
    Who would go through such a hassle? You could repeat that process over and over, and if you've been waiting forever for the Air then that's not going to be helpful. Just ordering the ultimate is fine for most of us.
  22. macrumors 6502

    Jun 28, 2011
    If you are spending 2k on a laptop after tax and applecare, it better have the parts you want. Apple putting in the older and slower Toshiba drives in some models would make me want to return it. I'm giving you a ton of money for not that much power at least be decent enough to give me the better drive or standardize the cheaper drive.
  23. macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2010
    Mid way through the 2010 MBA life cycle Apple replaced the Toshiba SSD with a Samsung SSD which was faster then the Toshiba one. They never told anyone. Now the 2011 models have a mix of the two and as you can see with the benchmarks one has a decent speed increase over the other.
  24. macrumors 6502

    Jun 28, 2011
    Which display would be considered the best?
  25. macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2011
    OK, so I get the point with the Samsung drives VS. the Toshiba ones.

    But what is it with the different displays ?? Which is the best, and what are the build number for the best one ? :)

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