Wrong SSD in 2013 13" MBA (i7/8/256)

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by gregpod9, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2007
    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.
  2. macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2013
    If it's a 256GB then it's right, getting the Samsung is luck of the draw
  3. macrumors 65816

    Oct 25, 2008
    Nope I've seen Sandisk on 128/256/512 capacities.
  4. macrumors 68040


    Nov 23, 2012
  5. macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    San Jose (CA)
    Sandisk, Samsung, Toshiba... luck of the draw.

    My previous and current 11" both had and have a Samsung controller.
  6. macrumors 6502


    Jul 25, 2012
    What difference does it make which brand you get?
  7. macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2013
    Best Korea, North Korea.

    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.
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 15, 2009
    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.
  9. macrumors 65816

    Oct 25, 2008
    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.

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