Does Apple test their new SSDs as a QC process or is my drive used?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by zakiu, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. zakiu macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2011
    I bought a brand new SSD for my Mac Pro and it shows very little usage on it (hours, not space) from my initial test. Is this normal or did someone sell me a used drive? I assume Apple tests the drives before they ship to retailers, as I purchased it new.
  2. goMac macrumors 604

    Apr 15, 2004
    Well someone had to load the preinstall OS on it.

    Or did it come to you as a blank? I'm not sure Apple actually sells totally blank SSDs. It could have been erased again. Especially if it was sold as a part from a purchased Mac Pro.
  3. MacVidCards Suspended

    Nov 17, 2008
    Hollywood, CA
    All Apple SSDs bought 3rd party are either "fell off a truck" or system pulls.

    Many FOAT drives left assembly plants in China in somebody's sock. Those have better chance of being new than the pulls. I used the 256 gb drive in my 6,1 until it filled up (couple weeks) then bought a 1TB SSUBX that FOAT.

    Despite glorious predictions of a new golden era of upgrades available from Apple, we have gone backwards. Apple PCIE SSDs are NOT available from Apple except as repair parts.

    I put the 256 in my 2014 Mini as a 2nd drive to the SATA SSD. Isn't it sad that a Mini has more internal storage options than the "Pro" machine?

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