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vmflapem

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Dec 27, 2013
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I feel like so many newly ordered 256GB ssd are SanDisk.
If you have recently purchased your 256GB MBP, can you post what you got?

//Edit: Sorry, by 256GB ssd I mean 256GB MacBook Pro Retina
 

yjchua95

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Apr 23, 2011
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How do you tell this? Not that I have a 13" rMBP but I'm curious. What problems are you trying to discern by SSD maker

The OP is saying that the SanDisk SD0256F is slower than the Samsung SM0256F. Unfortunately, he's right.

My 13" MBA has a SD0256F and gets around 550 MB/s write, while my 21.5" iMac has a SM0256F and has around 650MB/s of write.

Meanwhile, read speeds are over 700MB/s in both SD0256F and SM0256F.

In real world usage, the difference isn't noticeable unless one writes large amounts of data daily.

We pay the same amount of money for a 256GB SSD, but it's like a lottery on whether we get the crappier SD0256F or the jackpot SM0256F.
 

Yell0w

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Jan 27, 2008
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The OP is saying that the SanDisk SD0256F is slower than the Samsung SM0256F. Unfortunately, he's right.

My 13" MBA has a SD0256F and gets around 550 MB/s write, while my 21.5" iMac has a SM0256F and has around 650MB/s of write.

Meanwhile, read speeds are over 700MB/s in both SD0256F and SM0256F.

In real world usage, the difference isn't noticeable unless one writes large amounts of data daily.

We pay the same amount of money for a 256GB SSD, but it's like a lottery on whether we get the crappier SD0256F or the jackpot SM0256F.

How can we tell which SSD type did we get? System profile?
 

Weaselboy

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How can we tell which SSD type did we get? System profile?

Yes... you can see it in the storage section.

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ea9

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Mar 14, 2011
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Just picked mine up, actually 2 of them. First was french keyboard by accident second was english, both Samsungs.
 

Anya B

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Jul 20, 2013
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About 3 weeks ago and mine is a Samsung but I think my screen is LG (A020). Not worried though because my screen is fabulous.
 
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