Anybody know what type of SSDs Apple uses in the new 2011 Macbook Pros?

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  1. dommo92 macrumors member

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    I'm thinking about picking up the high end 15" Macbook Pro sometime within the next two weeks.

    I want to upgrade the storage on it to a 256GB SSD, mind you, I'm doing this through the Japanese online store so it'll set me back 45,000 yen for a 256GB SSD upgrade. I could do it through Apple or I could go out and buy a, let's say, Crucial C300 for about 46,000 yen and do the upgrade myself.

    The prices are just about the same so I was wondering if anyone knows the model of the SSDs Apple uses so I can see if the read/write speeds are just as good as the C300 I might pick up.

    Thanks!
     
  2. ACiB macrumors member

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    I'd also like to know... Anyone?
    I'm looking to get the top end 15" as well, but with the 128GB SSD. What are the improvements in write/read over the 7200rpm drive?
     
  3. dommo92 thread starter macrumors member

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    The thread you linked does not provide the model of the Apple SSDs...
     
  5. keithano macrumors member

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    Cause nobody has got their hand on the BTO new macbook pro with SSD, expect more reviews next week. I am waiting mine too.
     
  6. dommo92 thread starter macrumors member

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    Damn, so you guys bit the bullet not knowing what SSD they'll have in them? I remember that my old '08 MBP had a Toshiba, it was a pos SSD. I've been wary of them ever since. Only reason I took the MBA SSD upgrade is because you can't do a DIY upgrade on these new MBAs.
     
  7. keithano macrumors member

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    Reason to bite the bullet cause I can't pass the $90 deal 128gb ssd from apple (educational discount).. and most likely I would use it for a while, then throw it into the optical drive, and buy a new gen ssd to put it into the sata3 port.
     
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  9. Bigmacduck macrumors regular

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    MBA SSDs can be DIY upgraded as well

    In fact you can, see OWC upgrades for the new MBA:
    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/SSD/OWC/Aura_Pro_Express

    You can DIY upgrade an MBA 2010 up to 360GB that is even 22% faster than the already blazing fast Apple SSD.
     
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