SSD Used in Macbook Pro's Now

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by CSHawkeye81, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. CSHawkeye81 macrumors member

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    Just getting a new Macbook Pro 15 inch from work and it will have a 256gb SSD in it. Wanted to know who they are using? Also how much space is actually available?? 250?? 240??
     
  2. nigameash macrumors 6502

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    i think on the ssd's, u get the entire amount! ie: if u buy a 256gb, u get the entire 256gb!
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    They used Samsung but I think it's Toshiba now. No it's not full 256GB. Formatting takes space + OS, maybe 240GB with OS X
     
  4. sascha h-k macrumors 6502

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    no ssd & no hdd has the same gb as advertised !

    if possible get the mbp with hdd and install yourself a much quicker ssd, but not toshiba ..
     
  5. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020

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    No, that's not true really.
     
  6. DAMNiatx macrumors 6502a

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    this thing will happen if you have snow leopard.
     
  7. Some Guy 555 macrumors regular

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    With wear levelling it usually takes a few GB off of user access to replace worn cells.

    32GB = 30GB (2gb for cell replacement)
    64GB = 60GB (4gb for cell replacement)
    128GB = 120GB (8GB for cell replacement)
    256GB = 250GB (6GB for cell replacement)

    My X25-E 64GB read 59.6GB before I formatted it to install OS X.

    After it showed 59.6GB (same amount, so 4GB approx is used for wear levelling).

    After installing OS X I have this: 43.04GB available. OS X took around 10-15GB and a few extra's here and there (updates) took the rest.
     

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