Anyone with a 2012 MBA? Please post your SSD

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  1. Hellhammer Moderator

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    The teardown confirmed that at least some MBAs use a new Toshiba SSD, but there is a word in the street that some are Samsungs. Haven't seen any evidence of the Samsung one so everyone with a 2012 MBA, can you please take a look at your System Profiler and take a screenshot of the SATA screen (like below)?

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    What's the read/write speeds on the Samsung in the 2012 models?
     
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    Atleast the Toshiba seems to have good enough performance this time around, maybe the difference won't be that great, i guess we'll see...
     
  5. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    I HAVE TOSHIBA MUST RETURN!!

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    Could you run a BlackMagic Disk Speed Test on that drive?
     
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    I tried black magic but it seems to go forever lol. How do I stop it to get final numbers?
     
  9. The Samurai macrumors 68000

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    Ts

    I've got the Toshiba - speed tests as follows:

     
  10. rygamble macrumors regular

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    That's last year's model (SATA II) vs. this year's model (SATA III).
     
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    the people with the Toshiba SSDs, did you guys get the base models or BTOs.
     
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    Low end base
     
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    maybe the higher end macbook airs and/or BTOs get the samsung ssds. Hopefully we will know real soon.
     
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    LOL...the genius bars will be full of anal apple fans starting next wed or so...l
     
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    Just restarted a 13" MBA in an Apple Store to compare launch times.


    My MBA 13 typically is between 22-25 seconds. The 2012 MBA 13" on display booted in 16 seconds.

    Can't wait for future SSD to move from the SATA buss to the PCIe buss and deliver even more performance. In 3 years we should be seeing boot times under 10 seconds for the average SSD based notebook.
     
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    According to iFixit the 128GB one from Toshiba uses the Sandforce controller. I'm not happy with that since Sandforce controllers have quite a lot of problems, especially with things like hibernate. I'm very curious as to what kind of controller is on the small ssd and if those bugs are resolved with the new MBA. Hopefully the 256GB (the one I'd like in an MBA) is one from Samsung but I doubt that.

    Also curious to speedtests with different kind of data: compressed and non-compressed. If they are the same that shows that they are quite different from the Sandforce controllers we know (they are fast with compressable data, much slower with uncompressable data). So if anyone could test that than that would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance!
     
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    I need to look at which one I have tonight (probably the Toshiba), but on DiskSpeedTest I was getting read and write speeds in the 400-450Mbps range. It's plenty fast for me.
     
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    BlackMagic uses incompressible data so that sounds like a Samsung SSD. SandForce doesn't like incompressible data.
     
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    11" or 13"?

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't the 11"'s all have samsung on the 2011s?
     

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