2011 imac 256gb ssd manufacturer and writing speed ?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by twit1977, May 10, 2011.

  1. twit1977 macrumors newbie

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    hi all

    can anyone here help me knowing the imac 256gb ssd manufacturer and writing speed ? and wether its mlc or slc ?

    and i also heard that ssd drives are notorious for their low writing speed , so what are writing speed good for normal users ?

    thanks
     
  2. mrfoof82 macrumors 6502a

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    No one knows, because 2011 iMacs with SSDs have large delays currently. The online Apple Store stated a 4 to 6 week shipping time on the 27" units, and figures are still on the pessimistic side of that timeframe and are still to be reduced for new orders.

    2011 Thunderbolt iMac w/ SSD Shipment Tracker: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1148415

    Historically, Apple has used Toshiba, and now Samsung, SSDs. Apple also writes their own firmware for the SSDs they use.

    The mSATA SSDs in the MacBook Airs are a considerable improvement over the previous iteration, though based on teardowns of the 21.5" 2011 the assumption is the SSD will be a 2.5" form factor component. Also keep in mind that the point of SSDs is NOT sustained transfer rate, it's minimizing seek latency to maximize IOPS.
     

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