Does anybody knew anything about this PCI ssd

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by jod1921, Jan 6, 2015.

  1. jod1921 macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2009
    I bought one of this to turn my mini into a fusion drive. It doesn't look like the othe PCI ssd's . Instead of 4 flash chips lined up neatly on the back there are 2 the are not lined up at all.

    Apple OEM Samsung MZ-JPV1280/0A2 128GB with PCIe Interface

    This is the other side

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  2. BeatCrazy macrumors 68000

    Jul 20, 2011
    Possibly from a very recent Late 2014 mini with Fusion Drive?
  3. P00t macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2012
    Nottingham UK
    How much did you pay if you don't mind me asking?
  4. jod1921 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2009
    s4ln058x01-8030 Controller

    This pcie ssd has a s4ln058x01-8030 controller not s4ln053x01-8030 like all the rest. When I try to look this controller up there is no information. The only info I have found on this ssd is someone was selling a lot of 43 of these around 7 months ago and they were listed as custom for the MacBook pro MacBook air . I paid 154.98 with shipping . Anyone have any idea what's up with these. I going to refuse the shipment and ask for my money back ( listed as Samsung eom apple pcie ssd on eBay. I have never heard of an oem product with no web info listed anywhere.
  5. Gjwilly, Jan 7, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2015
  6. QuietGamer macrumors member


    Nov 23, 2014
  7. P00t macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2012
    Nottingham UK
    You won't find any OEM information about the part numbers since these are pretty much custom for Apple products, so I really don't think you have anything to worry about there, as long as it's the right pin count on the connector, you should be good.
  8. scoobdriver macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2011
    It was my belief some of the Macbook Pro's (1TB ? ) Pcie on the later ones had increased perfomance due to been 4 Channel vs usual 2 Channel.
    Dont think there was ever a 4 channel 128GB though so you should be fine.. I'd not worry , and take delivery and test it..


    Quote from 9-5 Mac

    "The MBP 15 is able to achieve these speeds because it has a 4-channel PCIe connection to the SSD, in contrast to the 2-channel link on the MBP 13 and MacBook Air models, though from some reader reports this may be the case only on models fitted with 1TB drives. PCIe is a high-speed serial link used only on the latest Macs, replacing the slower SATA connections of earlier machines. SATA 3 is good for around 600MB/sec, which was more than fast enough for hard drives but not capable of keeping up with the speeds of modern SSDs. PCIe 3.0 is capable of a theoretical maximum of 8GB/sec, allowing plenty of spare capacity for faster future generations of SSD.
    Per lane (each direction):
    v1.x: 250 MB/s (2.5 GT/s)
    v2.x: 500 MB/s (5 GT/s)
    v3.0: 985 MB/s (8 GT/s)
    v4.0: 1969 MB/s (16 GT/s)
    So, a 16-lane slot (each direction):
    v1.x: 4 GB/s (40 GT/s)
    v2.x: 8 GB/s (80 GT/s)
    v3.0: 15.75 GB/s (128 GT/s)
    v4.0: 31.51 GB/s (256 GT/s)
    It seems likely that Apple was keeping things simple by citing the performance available across the range rather than noting the far higher speed of the top-of-the-range model."

    I'm not sure if the SSD is different or just the "connection" to it .. Mac Pro's are also 4 channel I believe ..
  9. yabba235 macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2014
    Central EU
    This is PCIE x4 version of apple ssd.
    Very rare :)
    Ordinary ssd pcie in macbook air or retina is PCIE x2 only.

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