MBA 512GB SSD Option

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  1. qcmacmini macrumors 6502

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    If I go for the 512GB SSD, am I guaranteed to get a Samsung SSD?

    I haven't heard of anyone getting a Toshiba or Sandisk in the 512GB, but just wanted to be sure.
     
  2. entropi macrumors 6502

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    my SSD in my MBA 11" 512 GB SSD is called "Apple SSD SM0512F Media". Is it "SM" for samsung?
    (anyway: 711 MB/s write & 727 MB/s Read, it's fast enough!)

     
  3. qcmacmini thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah that's the best one available, but I'm just checking that in the 2014 model people haven't been getting Sandisk or other?
     
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    entropi macrumors 6502

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    I'll might add: my mba 11" was BTO in october 2014.
     
  5. qcmacmini thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cheers, it seems some of the 2013s had 512GB Sandisk SSDs, after some searching on here.
     
  6. newellj macrumors 601

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    Dealbreaker for you or not?
     
  7. qcmacmini thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah for the price of it, I was considering hanging onto the drive for longer than I will own the Macbook Air.

    Apple haven't shipped my order yet, so it's easy enough to change to the 512GB.

    On the other hand, I would be happy if I got a Sandisk 128GB, and I could buy the 512GB off eBay at a later point with so many coming up for sale now.
     
  8. jmoore5196 macrumors 6502a

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    I bought my latest 11" in early 2014 and also have a Samsung SSD.
     
  9. Ronnoco macrumors 68030

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    Bought my MacBook Air in August of 2013. Picked up the i7/8gb/512. Came with the Samsung drive. Blazing fast. 700's in both read and write. Fastest drive I've ever used/owned (of course the new PCIe doesnt hurt either). :D
     

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