New MBA 11 - Toshiba SSD

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  1. urbis macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    Bought an early 2014 base model MBA, checking the SSD and found:

    Model: APPLE SSD TS0128F

    Seems to be a Toshiba SSD, not seen much reference to these on here... are they any good and how do they compare to other versions?

    Also, how would I check the screen, or is that not relevant on MBA?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=19067791#post19067791
    Posts 104 & 105.

    Toshiba SSD = slow and buggy
     
  3. phositadc macrumors 6502

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    I posted a similar thread awhile back: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1715127. I also posted this thread at a different site: https://discussions.apple.com/message/25131840#25131840. Didn't get much feedback in either.

    At the time, I could find almost nothing on the Toshiba SSD, so I think they were/are pretty rare in MBAs. Mine was also an 11".

    I ended up returning it. I know a lot of people don't think it's a justifiable basis to return, but I was seeing performance of 500 write / 600 read on the Toshiba, versus 700 write / 700 read on the Samsung. That's a 20-30% performance hit. Not to mention, the Toshiba SSDs have a history of reliability issues. Maybe that won't be an issue today, but who knows. I wasn't satisfied knowing that I had paid the same price for 20-30% less performance, and potentially less reliability, than the Samsung drive. Apparently that does not bother a lot of people though.
     
  4. cube macrumors G5

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    I never knew anything about Toshiba SSDs, but the day they announced they were buying OCZ, I transferred my avoidance to them (in addition to any Sandforce SSD stuff, now LSI).
     
  5. Mac.User macrumors 6502

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    I have the sanDisk SSD and it's slow. Like 2/3 the speed of others.
     
  6. ebolamonkey3 macrumors regular

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    What programs are you guys using to check disk speed? I have the SD0128F, now I'm worried :(
     
  7. drsox macrumors 65816

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