Apple SSDs now

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Ice Dragon, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. Ice Dragon macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone happen to know what brand of SSDs Apple is using now that they are not using Samsung?
     
  2. rw3 macrumors 6502a

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    Every SSD I've seen that is 2.5" Form Factor has been an OEM version of the 830 (PM830).

    The rMBP is using either a Marvell based SanDisk or the Samsung 830.

    The iMac from what I've been able to find out is Samsung only.
     
  3. bearcatrp macrumors 68000

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    Don't mean to hijack the thread, Does it matter what brand to use in snow leopard? Have a 2010 mini that needs a bigger hard drive so might as well put a ssd in. Does snow leopard support trim?
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    You don't need any particular brand SSD for Snow Leopard. It will not natively support TRIM on and aftermarket SSD, but there is a hack that will enable it for you.
     
  5. bearcatrp macrumors 68000

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    Will 9mm hard drive work in a 2010 mini or will I have to use 7mm? SSD's are still to costly for large drives so might just stick a 7200 rpm drive in it.
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    You can use the 9mm if you want.
     
  7. Ice Dragon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting. Perhaps they haven't completely cut ties with Samsung or have enough supply that they will still use them in machines?
     
  8. rw3 macrumors 6502a

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    Well the Samsung PM830 is two things: fast and reliable.

    As much as Apple wants to cut ties, it's hard to not use the PM830 now because of the price point you can get it for at the OEM level. It's last gen controller and last gen NAND.

    I love my 768 that I have in my rMBP. I keep a spare area of about 75-80GB in order to allow the controller to wear the NAND evenly.
     
  9. Giuly macrumors 68040

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    Except that Apple started using SanDisk X100 drives in the rMBP, which are as good or better.
     

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