2014 rmbp refresh ssd manufacturers

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AbsurdPropagand, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. AbsurdPropagand macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2014
    What brands have the new models been shipping with? Is getting a 256g still a lottery? Just ordered a 256g 13" hope it comes with a Samsung.
  2. nexus4life macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2014
    Definitely Samsung and Sandisk at least. I could be wrong, but I think 256 GB has a higher chance of being Samsung.
  3. someoneoutthere macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2014
    The Great Lakes State
    I bought the high-end 15", it came with a Samsung ssd (512 gb)
  4. udflyer macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2011
    I bought the base $1999 2014 rMBP.

    256G SSD - Samsung
  5. Erphern macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2013
  6. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    All the 13" rMBPs use SD0256F, while all the 15" rMBPs, 21.5" iMacs and 27" iMacs use SM0256F

    Meanwhile, all 512GB and 1TB SSDs are Samsung only.

    SD = SanDisk
    SM = Samsung


    Look at my post above.
  7. nexus4life macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2014
    Not doubting you or saying you're wrong, but can you link me to something official that also proves this information? Thanks!
  8. amd is the best macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2011
  9. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    A poll that I posted up quite far back in the MBP thread showed that 13" rMBP users with 256GB drives got the SD0256Fs, while all the 15" rMBP owners with 256GB drives got the SM variant.

    Also, it somewhat makes sense from Apple's standpoint. The 13" rMBP is aimed at general consumers, so they put an inferior SSD in it. The 15" rMBP is aimed at enthusiasts/pros, so they put a premium SSD in it.
  10. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    That doesn't make sense from anyone's standpoint.

    That's just trying to come up with a reason for something that makes no sense.
  11. dwong221 macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2012
    Not necessarily true I have a 13" Late 2013 rMBP and I have a samsung 256gb ssd. A handful of others have it too.
  12. nexus4life macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2014
  13. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I don't think that's the case. A poll may not provide sufficient responses to emphatically state this is the case.

    I think apple, uses the same parts for both computer models.
  14. Kristine macrumors 6502a

    Feb 21, 2005
    Base 13" rMBP shipped with Sandisk.
    Mid 13" rMBP shipped with Samsung.

    The mid rMBP was a little more 'snappy' than the base (tested both side-by-side due to my own curiosity), but it had image retention, so I returned it. In everyday situations, the speed difference would be negligible.

    I kept the base 13" rMBP. I am happy with the 8GB and do not need the extra storage space.

    The quality of the screen is more important to me than the minimal speed increase between Sandisk/Samsung SSD.
  15. AbsurdPropagand thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2014
    Just checked in a local mall and there was a 13“ 256g with a samsung drive. The owc teardown was on a 128g machine.
  16. sdimas macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2014
    All this brand name inferiority and competition talk reminds me of the movie "branded"
  17. Meister Suspended


    Oct 10, 2013
    One of these threads again :rolleyes:

    The difference is less in the brand but more the test difference between 128gb and 256gb.

    Since all 128gb were sandisks people started to associate the slower bm test results with the brand.


    this statement is false.
    My 13" rmbp has a samsung ssd.

    All 128gb ssds on any new macbook are sandisk.
    The 256gb can be either samsung or sandisk or toshiba.

    All of the pci ssds used in the current macbook lineups are excellent. There is no reason to hope for this or that brand.
  18. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Apple never confirms or commits to the OEM manufacturers of their drives, SSDs or memory. They have two or three suppliers, and they want to be free to choose the lowest cost supplier of the moment on their builds.
  19. Rbk23 macrumors regular

    Jul 8, 2014
    Nope, my 13" has
  20. MCAsan macrumors 601


    Jul 9, 2012
    Physical Drive:
    Media Name: APPLE SSD SM1024F Media
    Medium Type: SSD
    Protocol: PCI
    Internal: Yes
    Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
    S.M.A.R.T. Status: Verified

    I would be surprised if the 2014 is any different.
  21. HmJ-FR macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2013
    Tokyo, Japan
    So it seems that 1 TB SSD are all Samsung? Will take this capacity, I know there is no bad surprise but I'm just curious.
  22. pragmatous macrumors 65816

    May 23, 2012
    I bought the high end base model and it came with a samsung ssd and an LG display panel. It's absolutely awesome.

  23. amd is the best macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2011
    Got my custom order mid 2014 13" i7/16GB/256GB today and pleasantly surprised with a Samsung SSD!

    How do I find the screen manufacturer?

    Side note, VERY happy so far! :cool:

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