SSD differences between MBA and MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zub3qin, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. zub3qin macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2007
    Has anyone done a comparison between
    1) MBP 13 with aftermarket SSD
    2) MBA 13 with native 128 SSD?

    I have heard the MBA SSD is faster as it is somehow more integrated into the mother board, vs the aftermarket add-on SSDs which aren't.

    how true is this?
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    It shouldn't be. It's not really more integrated, and it uses the sama SATA II connection that the MBPs have used until now, so it really shouldn't be any faster, unless the SSD is just faster.
  3. axu539 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 31, 2010
    The MBA SSD might be faster due to custom tweaked Apple firmware. I've been wondering if the MBPs have the same tweaked Apple firmware, however, and would love to hear from anyone who might know.

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