SSD Specs? - 17" MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bbadalucco, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. bbadalucco macrumors 6502

    Jan 4, 2009
    I realize there has been speculation already (in numerous other forums/threads) in regards to the SSD in the 17" MBP.

    I want a SSD in my MBP and I'd rather have it come with an SSD so I don't have to mess with putting one in etc. My problem is I don't want to pay the $675 or whatever it is without first knowing the brand and specs. I'm stuck wth wondering if I should go with the SSD provided by apple or get the G Skill Titan/Samsung when it comes out.

    Does anyone know the brand/specs of the SSD provided by apple for the 17" MBP? Or know if Apple would provide the specs upon request?

    As I said, I realize this has been talked about....its been speculated enough though that I thought I'd just make a new thread.

    Thanks for any input.
  2. bbadalucco thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 4, 2009
    Great, so I just found a thread that deals with this post. My bad and I thought I was being a responsible thread creater.
  3. IxWiNdxI macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2009
    Can you post the link here? I'm interested in this too. I would search but its kind of diffcult doing it on a blackberry. Thanks
  4. bbadalucco thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 4, 2009
    In this forum, looks for the following title:

    "Any News on Samsung 256GB SSD"...or something similar to that...go to the last page.
  5. pacome macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2009
    As I said in the other thread :

    A french website has made a little review of MBP 17" with SSD :

    And the bad news is that the SSD is not a Samsung but a Toshiba, with really poor performances......

    I'm really angry about this because I ordered this MBP with SSD two month ago thinking it was a samsung with good performanes...

    Thanks apple.......... two month to get a macbook with a bad ssd drive...
  6. kastenbrust macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2008
    North Korea
    To be honest even a monkey could change the hard drive, its not difficult to take old a 5400 or 7200 and replace it with an SSD of your liking :) and save loads of money on the way :)
  7. qoqo macrumors newbie


    Sep 8, 2008
    I added Xbench results with the stock 256G SSD drive HERE.

    Overall the drive performs a little worse than the baseline Xbench is comparing it to (Maxtor DiamondMax 10 300GB (6B300S0) connected to on-board SATA).

    Yes, disappointing to say the least. In actual use, it seems peppy, but not for the price. I should have ordered the 5200 RPM drive. Would have received the laptop much sooner, for much less, and could have upgraded it myself. What was I thinking? :rolleyes:

    Oh well, can't say I wasn't warned! :eek:
  8. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008

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