New iMAC 27 inch- which SSD's is Apple using?

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  1. kapalua12 macrumors 6502

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    Wondering is they are SATA 3 6GB/sec or SATA 2, 3GB/sec?
     
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    Toshiba HG3, SATA 3Gb/s. Up to 220MB/s read and 180MB/s write.
     
  3. philipma1957, Jun 27, 2011
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    the pluses;
    is it is very reliable
    it is far faster then any hdd.

    the minuses are;
    it is costly
    it is small
    it is not as fast as sata III ,but sata III have not been shown to be as reliable as the toshibia II in the iMac is.

    And as a complete aside if t-bolt boots how about an external ssd. like the one in this set of photos. The is a lacie attached via fw800 with 4 partitions , but if t-bolt works it is easy to see you can hide an enclosure. I just put that up in the time it took to write this reply and you can not see it from normal view spots.
     

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    Agreed. It would be sweet if thunderbolt can boot externally. Anyone would be able to take a SSD drive of their own choosing and boot off of it. No one would then have to buy an Apple SSD as a BTO option. And for that very reason it will NOT happen!
     
  5. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    I hope you are wrong but with apple most likely you are correct.
     

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