Any news on Samsung 256 GB SSD ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kraftzwerg, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. kraftzwerg macrumors regular

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    ... supposedly they went into mass production at the end of last year or the beginning of 2009. Since then I haven't heard anything? Does it take that long to build up stock before a new item goes out for sale? Or have there been any technology problems?

    ... just wondering ...
     
  2. infernohellion macrumors 6502

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    I would like to know as well.

    Now I am considering upgrading my HDD in the ordered 17" to Samsung by myself. But still cannot find any recent reviews or any website that sells them at all.
     
  3. kraftzwerg thread starter macrumors regular

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    I wonder whether the 256 GB SSD option on the new unibody 17" will be that Samsung drive. Probably not: at ~700 Euro the upgrade would be too competitive for Apple price standards, I guess.
     
  4. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    Well some of the Dell laptops have the sammy 256gb for 400$ extra. So 700$ extra at Apple sounds about right. DVNation have it backordered with the price of $1175.
     
  5. nippyjun macrumors 65816

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    There are some on ebay. Some have sold for $899. Most have a higher buy it now with a make an offer on it.
     
  6. NightSailor macrumors 6502

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    SSD Orders

     
  7. MAC-PRO-DEMON macrumors 6502a

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    I got my MacBook Pro 17" yesterday...(UK) The specs are basicly top.. so no need to repeat them!! I do however have the 256GB SSD... It is as far as I know, a samsung drive, but then I don't know how to find out??? It runs really fast... even faster than it's older bro which had an intel 128gb inside...

    Jack
     
  8. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    Open the System Profiler, Go down to Serial ATA and Tell us the Samsung model name that is under the nVidia SATA controller.

    Also, there is no such 128GB Intel Drive. Only 80/160GB and 32GB E series.
     
  9. MAC-PRO-DEMON macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry.. My bad, I was thinking of my MBA... It's the 160
     
  10. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    Can you post the Samsung model number pls?
     
  11. couto27 macrumors 6502

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    i also would love to see wich ssd comes with new mbp 17
     
  12. sascha h-k macrumors 6502

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    @mac-pro-demon:

    please run xbench and post it here !
     
  13. SauloYago macrumors newbie

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    Could you PLEASE go to the system profiler (Apple menu/about this Mac/More info/Hardware) and look up the SSD model number?

    Thanks
     
  14. NightSailor macrumors 6502

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    That would be difficult for him to do as he does not have one. The first deliveries are not yet out be will be here in a day or so--no later than Wednesday the 25th.
     
  15. sascha h-k macrumors 6502

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    this i got few days ago ...

    Hello sascha h-k ,
    Thank you for your inquiry to Samsung Semiconductor.

    The cache of 256GB SSDs is 128MB.

    256GB SSDs will be available for general customers since March.

    Please contact our local Branch Office and discuss in detail regarding support.

    Deep apology for the inconvenience.

    name: Bae, Shane (Marketing Sr.Manager in Germany)
     
  16. JtheLemur macrumors 6502

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    WE SHALL SEE who gets first post with the details of the SSD, NightSailor! Mwahaha… mwahahahaaaaaaaa. ;)
     
  17. pacome macrumors newbie

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    A french website has made a little review of MBP 17" with SSD :

    http://www.macbidouille.com/news/2009-02-23/#18027

    And the bad news is that the SSD is not a Samsung but a Toshiba, with really poor performances......

    I'm really angry about this because I ordered this MBP with SSD two month ago thinking it was a samsung with good performanes...

    Thanks apple.......... two month to get a macbook with a bad ssd drive...
     
  18. infernohellion macrumors 6502

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    Your prediction was right!! O_O
    It's not Samsung but Toshi"t"ba
     
  19. Tussen69 macrumors regular

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    My French is bad but what I understand from the review the overall impression of the machine is one word - Perfect!

    They also say that the display quality, matte finish and brightness is close to the 30 inch Apple Cinema Display . And thats exactly what I wanted .. to I am happy ... verry happy ...

    tough they where verry disapointed with the performance of the SSD that according to them only could read at a maximum of 100 compared to Samsungs 200 ...

    if they says its perfect .. i trust them :)

    the display has the same matte finish as the last MBP 17 inch BUT its NOT the same display ! its a new model 9CAC .... according to them its the SAME display as the glossy but without the glass ...
     
  20. fteoath64 macrumors regular

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    http://www.xpcgear.com/ocz-oczssd2-1vtx120g-vertex-ssd.html

    In a couple of months, this drive will be less than $400. Get this and OptiBay it into my MBP which has a 500GB HDD. Clone the boot drive to the Vertex and be done with it!.
    OS and Core apps on SSD and some data, rest of data music etc on HDD. Cost less and likely whacked the Sammy out of the water.
     
  21. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    You could say the same thing about OCZ Summit which is rumored to come out in late March. This is based on the new Samsung MLC controller, 240/220 read/write. 128GB for 400-500$
     
  22. enjoyapple macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys!
    I'm Goulwen, the guy from macbidouille and hardmac:
    http://www.hardmac.com/news/2009-02-23/#9649
    http://www.macbidouille.com/news/2009-02-23/#18027

    yes i do really get a feeling of perfection on this new MBP but i'm really disapointed by the 256 SSD perfomances. very itchy part indeed... I did take the superdrive out and add a second SSD inside, an intel X25 this time...
    the benchs are way faster with the X25.
    I like the screen more and more... great tons and colors. not much brightness compare to my Air, but enough thoug, again, same as my ACD 30".
    save your money on the SSD. buy an extra X-25 and you'll get a beast :)
    G.
     

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  23. couto27 macrumors 6502

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    wow amazing results , wich intel ssd you use the 80 gb or the 160gb.
     
  24. MAC-PRO-DEMON macrumors 6502a

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    Liars....

    I have just looked back at some old threads...

    I'm sorry guys... I hadn't really opened my machine to find out what the model of the SSD was... Nor had I checked in System Profiler... I'm sorry to any people that thought I was a liar... Sometimes you shouldn't jump to conclusions
     
  25. couto27 macrumors 6502

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    so what you waiting for? do it now and prove it.
     

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