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

pinktank

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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
 
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housecat

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Elsewhere in the forum someone confirmed that their 256 was a Toshiba. Another person claims their 128 is a Samsung. Weird stuff.
 

Philflow

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Elsewhere in the forum someone confirmed that their 256 was a Toshiba. Another person claims their 128 is a Samsung. Weird stuff.
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.
 

Oppressed

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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.
 

pinktank

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that's the idea, now if more people post, we might be able to figure out something.
 

stevenpa

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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.
 

rabid snake

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

My SSD: APPLE SSD SM128C
My Display: 9CF3

Anyone know what manufacture my display is made by?
 

Oppressed

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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.
 

Oppressed

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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?
 

striker33

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

My SSD: APPLE SSD SM128C
My Display: 9CF3

Anyone know what manufacture my display is made by?
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 :)
 

Apple Expert

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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?
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.
 

Tootles

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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.
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?
 

melterx12

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Jun 22, 2010
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13" base model:

SSD: SM128C

Display: LP133WP1-TJA3

So then Samsung SSD and LG-Phillips display
 

PDFierro

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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?
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.
 

stevenpa

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Jun 28, 2011
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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.
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.
 

Oppressed

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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?
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.
 

stevenpa

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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 :)
Which display would be considered the best?
 

Kehletten

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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 ? :)