SSD Used in Macbook Pro's Now

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

  1. CSHawkeye81 macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2009
    Arlington VA
    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

    Dec 6, 2008
    Space: The Final Frontier
    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


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    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

    sascha h-k

    Apr 26, 2004
    vienna / austria
    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


    Mar 17, 2009
    No, that's not true really.
  6. DAMNiatx macrumors 6502a


    Jan 20, 2009
    this thing will happen if you have snow leopard.
  7. Some Guy 555 macrumors regular

    May 26, 2009
    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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