256GB SSD owners - SM0256 or SD0256F?

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SD0256F or SM0256F

  1. 13" rMBP: SD0256F

    14 vote(s)
    36.8%
  2. 13" rMBP: SM0256F

    15 vote(s)
    39.5%
  3. 15" rMBP: SD0256F

    1 vote(s)
    2.6%
  4. 15" rMBP: SM0256F

    8 vote(s)
    21.1%
  1. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    I've got a friend who's very particular about all the tiny details, and although I've told him that he won't notice any noticeable difference between the SD0256F and SM0256F models, he still insists that even the slightest bit of difference will be nagging at his subconscious.

    So he's asked me to post a poll here to see whether people who ordered an rMBP with 256GB SSD get more of the SD variant than the SM variant, or the other way round. If there's more people that received SD models than the SM, then he's going to shell out extra for the 512GB variant (which is only available in the SM flavor).
     
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    13" SanDisk 256GB
    I did also have the 15" SM0256F but I returned it for the top spec off the shelf model.


    Barney
     
  8. yjchua95 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Hmmm....it seems that 15" rMBP owners only get the SM0256F version, while among 13" rMBP owners, there's more people who have the SD0256F than the SM0256F.
     
  9. SkimMilk168 macrumors regular

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    wife's 13" is sm 256GB. bought in SG, Dec 2013.
     
  10. yjchua95 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Your wife's one sibeh lucky customer to have gotten the SM0256F variant.

    SD0256 read/write:
    700/550

    SM0256 read/write
    720/670
     
  11. SkimMilk168 macrumors regular

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    Yeah I know. Was hesitant to check, but ended up it was the sm! Hahaha. Was a bday gift to her so I guess she's the lucky one! :D
     
  12. Merode macrumors 6502

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    I've bought my 13" 256GB in early November. SM0256 :)
     
  13. Meister Suspended

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    Its not all about those speed results. The sandisk holds up better once the ssd reaches its storage limit.
     
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    I've heard the SanDisk is more reliable/durable in the long run and that the difference in speed only affects intense i/o.

    Here's a video on the SM vs SD difference. The left is SM and right is SD.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--OETfleNJM
     
  16. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    Do you guys have any sources to back up these claims?

    I'm a happy SD owner btw. Of course I wouldn't mind the faster SM SSD, but in the end I don't care so much :)
     
  17. Hieveryone macrumors 68020

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    Yeah I do my friend told me
     
  18. Meister Suspended

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    I dont have the source for my claim on hand, but there was another thread a while ago:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1699194

    There is more to ssd performance than sequential r/w speeds!
     
  19. chrizzz09 macrumors regular

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    Have the 13" SM0256.

    Bought it on the day the keynote was held :D
     
  20. yjchua95 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Yup, I've seen that before. I remembered you were the guy from Aussie that posted that.

    My friend's bloody crazy on I/O intensive stuff like heavy video editing. But at that rate, he'll be better off with a base 15" instead. It seems like he'll be better off with a base 15" rMBP.

    Thanks everyone for your responses!
     
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  22. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Nonsense, placed side-by-side in real use a human won't notice the difference.
     
  23. yjchua95 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Neither can I, but my friend's one of those really bloody picky blokes. I swear, he'll drive me up the Berlin Wall pretty soon at the rate he's going.

    I've told him to just go for the base 15" rMBP, considering that he's doing I/O intensive stuff and video editing. Besides, a quad core would help him one hell of a lot for his stuff.
     
  24. simonsi macrumors 601

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    I'm sure MBP owners have these guys over-represented....I'm waiting for the "My MBP is a different shade of silver to....." thread to be started by one ;)
     

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