Is the flash drive any faster in the new MBA?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Bottomsup, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Bottomsup macrumors regular

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    i was hoping to at least to at least see the sanforce controller but don't see anything mentioned in the specs. Maybe this is to low level to mention on the site and we'll need to dissect one to see?
     
  2. Ridley macrumors regular

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    I was wondering the same thing. There was a rumor posted early july for faster, more efficient SSDs http://www.appleinsider.com/article..._400mbps_flash_memory_in_new_macbook_air.html

    "Apple is said to adopt "Toggle DDR 2.0," a 19-nanometer process for NAND flash memory offering 400 megabyte-per-second speed, in its next MacBook Air, according to a new report."

    I think the new MBA is going to be a sublime little machine and well worth the wait. I wrote before about the Sandy Bridge processor being a full 3 generations improved than C2D and what they may mean performance wise. Apple.com is saying TWICE as fast which would be 100% faster! That's a bold claim and higher than I suspected... but can't wait to see the benchmarks.

    AND, if it does have the newer SSD, perhaps that explains how they are able to say "twice as fast". Here is hoping! It would be the cherry on top! (well i kind of wished for an HD facetime camera but not the end of the world)
     
  3. DarwinOSX macrumors 65816

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    Sandforce is not magic.

    Wait on the benchmarks.
     
  4. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    Yes it's way faster check out the Laptopmag review.
     
  5. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    I just checked my 2011 base 13", and it has the TS128C ... I was hoping it was a Samsung, maybe Apple switches over to Samsung when they need extra capacity like mid cycle for the 2010s?
     
  6. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    You mean you got the latest model today?

    I thought the new Airs would have much faster SSDs?
     
  7. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    Yes ... that article about those 400MBps drives was debunked awhile ago, though, but I was at least hoping for the faster Samsung SSD.
     
  8. jackyyeow macrumors 6502

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    FYI my 2 weeks old 2010 MBA 13" was equipped with the old toshiba as opposed to the supposedly samsung.
     
  9. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    Laptopmag shows the SSD in the 13" is much faster than the 11". I wonder if this is the Samsung vs. Toshiba difference.
     
  10. stevenpa macrumors 6502

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    Anyway to find out this info online?
     
  11. Philflow macrumors 65816

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  13. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    Real world copy speed is something very different than sequential read speeds.

    For examples of real world copy speeds: http://techreport.com/articles.x/20646/5

    No SATA II drive is getting more than 100MB/sec there.
     
  14. WardC macrumors 68030

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    How do we know the new MacBook Airs do not use SATA III? Sandy Bridge supports SATA III as we have seen on the new MacBook Pros and new iMacs.
     
  15. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    The part number on the 128GB SSD indicates it's a SATA II SSD.

    I haven't seen the part number on the 13" 256GB SSD.
     

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