I expect them to be "Apple" brand. Some years ago, Apple bought an SSD controller company. Thus it makes little sense to pay for someone else's controllers.I'm curious as to what vendor Apple is using for their 512g and 1Tb SSD's.
What does the 960 have to do with anything? Since when has Apple ever used a commercially-available SSD (not talking chips)? They have always been "Apple" drives, with a proprietary connector even. Mine says Apple as well.What does that have to do with anything? It can still be based on the 960 just with a different connector.
Yes, custom Apple controllers but at least for the flash component of some Fusion Drive-equipped 2017 iMacs, the SSD chips are Samsung. Skip to 10:50 in this teardown for confirmation.I expect them to be "Apple" brand. Some years ago, Apple bought an SSD controller company. Thus it makes little sense to pay for someone else's controllers.
As to who makes the actual SSD chips, ... I don't know.
Thanks very much for this! It is very helpful. I can now confirm that the 512GB in my 2017 iMac is a Samsung.They are Samsung drives. Apple doesn't actually make any SSD's themselves, even if they may help design them.
SamsungMy 2TB gets reported as
Model: APPLE SSD SM2048L