Should I be concerned about getting a Sandisk SSD?

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  1. vmflapem, Jan 23, 2014
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    vmflapem macrumors 6502

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    Just ordered a MBP retina w/ 256 SSD.
    I heard 256GB SSD comes in 2 flavors: Samsung and Sandisk, which has a lower write speed than Samsung.

    How likely is it that I'm going to end up getting a Sandisk SSD?
    And is the speed noticeably slower?

    //Edit: If I do get the Sandisk one, can I replace the SSD to Samsung later on and get the faster speed?
     
  2. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    It doesn't make much of a difference, I wouldn't worry about it.

    Right now there aren't any third-party replacements for the SSDs in the new rMBPs. OWC is supposedly working on some though.
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    They're all extremely fast SSDs compared to just about everything else on the market. Just enjoy the computer. ;)
     
  4. fskywalker macrumors 65816

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    You can always buy the Samsung variant in the future and to the swap, or get a bigger SSD. (512 or 768 in 2012/early 2013 models, 512 or 1 TB in Haswell machines which uses the new PCIe architecture). Cost for new / remove SSD's are about $1 per GB in EBay.
     
  5. TheEnthusiast macrumors regular

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