SSD Drive: Is it MLC or SLC?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by go4d1, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. go4d1 macrumors newbie

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    This question is for the NEW SSD in the new Mac PRO

    The SSD drive in the Mac Air is SLC which is much cheaper than an MLC drive which has a longer live and is more reliable.

    I'm disappointed that the specs for the SSD Drive do not indicate the type. Does anyone know
     
  2. johnnymg macrumors 65816

    johnnymg

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    MODS: Please move this to the AIR forum.

    Edit: Your original post made NO mention of the MP.
     
  3. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    It will be MLC. SLC drives cost far far more and are not available in big sizes such as 512GB. If it were SLC then Apple would almost certainly big it up in their advertising and the price would probably be about three times as much.

    Why? He's asking about the Mac Pro's hard drive, not the MacBook Air's drive.
     
  4. shokunin macrumors regular

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    It's the other way around, the 512gb drive will be MLC not SLC as SLC drives are more expensive than MLC.

    SLC is used for enterprise class drives are wear leveling and speed are far greater than the more consumer oriented MLC.
     

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