Samsung or toshiba ssd - how to tell???

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by rbn, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. rbn macrumors member

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    Hi
    Im planning on getting a 13" 2011 macbook air this weekend. It has been reported that samsung ssd is much faster so clearly i would like samsung.

    Q1. Is it possible to identify whether the machine has a samsung ssd Before purchase? For example, can the serial number be used as a indicator?

    Q2. If the above is not possible, how can i tell whether it is a toshiba or samsung without taking of the screws and looking inside the machine?

    Many thanks
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    1. Not possible, or at least there is no known indication.

    2. About this Mac > More info > System Report > Serial-ATA
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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  4. rbn thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks guys

    Hopefully some form of pattern can be identified on serial number so that it assists consumers during their purchase
     
  5. rds macrumors regular

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    Why? There is nothing wrong with the Toshiba SSD. Just because you might lose a few seconds on a large file transfer, it doesn't mean you've somehow missed out.
     
  6. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    It has been reported to be a little faster, not a lot faster, and that varies based on what you are doing.
     

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