Samsung or toshiba ssd - how to tell???

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

  1. rbn macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2010
    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


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    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


    Feb 19, 2005
  4. rbn thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2010
    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

    Aug 9, 2007
    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

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    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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