How do I determine which SSD/controller my rMBP is using?

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  1. jalyst macrumors regular

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    Probably via Macintosh HD / Applications / Utilities / System Report > Hardware > Serial ATA?
     
  3. jalyst thread starter macrumors regular

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    According to that Anandtech article it may not be as simple as that...
    It presents a lot of info, do you know what I'm looking for there to identify what it is?
     
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    SM for samsung
     
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    Yours is Samsung
     
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    Cheers bud, is there somewhere I can verify/validate that rather than just take your word for it?
    And do all the Samsung's def. only use the 830 controller?
     
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    APPLE SSD SM256E
    SM- Samsung.

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    Yes all samsung's use 830. 840 came out a couple of months ago.
     
  10. jalyst thread starter macrumors regular

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    Right that logically makes sense, but it isn't necessary factual, or doesn't necessarily tell me the full story.


    Cool, thanks...
     
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    From:
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6005/apples-new-ssd-its-fast

    Yes.
     
  12. jalyst, Feb 21, 2013
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    That's validation enough, I guess...
    Geez the folks here are quick, thanks everyone, been some time since I hung about regularly!
    Anyone know the answer to the 2nd question in my OP, cheers again.
     
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    I'm sorry? Are you saying that OWC are def. the only folks (still) that make one?

    Is it a top-notch performing SSD/controller? e.g. something like the 840 Pro
    (this 2nd Qn don't worry bout so much, I can easily find out at the OWC community)
     
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    The OWC SSD uses a SandForce controller. It's comparable to the 830, but definitely not as a fast as the 840 Pro.
     
  16. jalyst, Feb 24, 2013
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    Cheers for that, I don't suppose you know the full detail/specs?
    If not don't worry, I should be able to find all that on the OWC site(s).

    You base this on what? Exactly on-par, or weaker in a few areas?

    As the 840's relatively new, I guess we won't see it in specialised SSD's from OWC/others for a while :(
    Hopefully they'll offer it by no later than Q3, & before a even better xLC/controller combo comes out!
     

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