Does your Retina MacBook Pro have a Samsung or Toshiba SSD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Cronus, Jun 16, 2012.

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What is the brand of the SSD in your Retina MacBook Pro?

  1. Samsung

    116 vote(s)
    95.1%
  2. Toshiba

    6 vote(s)
    4.9%
  1. macrumors member

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    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?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Mine is a Samsung (512GB).
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    How can you tell?
     
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    NZed

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    Try apple>about this mac>hardware
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    Base model Retina macbook pro -

    Samsung -

    APPLE SSD SM256E
     
  6. macrumors member

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    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/apples-new-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.
     
  7. macrumors regular

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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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    EvilShenaniganZ

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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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    Mr MM

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    given the sandforce track record wat did you expect?
     
  10. macrumors 68020

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    What about the screens? Anyway to find out if we are getting Samsung panels?
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    Oh, mine's Samsung. Looks like no one has gotten the Toshiba one yet.
     
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    cmChimera

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    Is there a Toshiba one?
     
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    mattopotamus

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    i have an air, but it has a samsung also
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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    My MBPR 16GB 2.6GHz 512GB has a Samsung also.
     
  15. macrumors 68030

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    Lucky to have that already!
     
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    darwinian

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    So far this is extremely promising!
     
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    Hellhammer

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    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.
     
  18. macrumors 68040

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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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    apolloa

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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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    mattopotamus

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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
     
  21. macrumors member

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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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    ixodes

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    2012 MBP_R / 2.7GHz i7 / 16GB / 768GB Samsung (BTO Apple Online) Mine


    2012 MBP_R / 2.6GHz i7 / 8GB / 512GB Samsung (from Apple Store) My Wife's
     
  23. macrumors regular

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    Samsung
    this ssd would have cost me a good $250 to upgrade from a normal mbp, so its value for money right there :D
     
  24. macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  25. macrumors newbie

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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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