The 2010 Macbook Pro's use Toshiba's HG2 SSD Drives

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  1. Jon03021 macrumors member

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    If this is correct then the new 2010 macbook pro's feature the new Toshiba HG2 SSD Drives, which have recieved well reviews and have not had the degraded problem of the previous drives used in the 2009 macbook pro's.

    I suggest reading this article if you are at all interested in purchasing the Apple SSD upgrade: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1230/1/

    The article compares many drives to the HG2's, like the Intel G2
     
  2. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    Still slow at random performance. Indilinx and Intel drives are beating it easily. It was last against all the other drives in IOMeter.
     
  3. Lyshen macrumors 6502

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    Main question I have is, are we able to update the firmware of the SSDs that Apple includes... or what we get is final.

    Since SSDs firmware generally have room for improvements, most of the ones on the market have user upgradeable firmware.

    As for the Toshiba HG2, from what I gather, some of the lower performance is due to the energy saving nature of the drive. Maximum draw is about 0.5 watts. (Intel's G2 has max draw of about 1.8 watts)
     
  4. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    Intel says the X25-M G2 maximum power draw is 0.15W.
     
  5. gadgetfreaky macrumors 6502a

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    That's cool but-- I don't think you can buy them.
     
  6. gagaliya macrumors 6502

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    this is good news, it may not be the fastest but compared to regular 7200rpm hdd it's still night and day. And for only $180 upgrade on the 120GB ssd, it's well worth it.

    as soon as i decided not to wait for ssd, news came lol. looks like i will be getting the ssd upgrade afterall
     
  7. UKBeast macrumors 6502

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    This is for the 512gb one, how about the 128gb, does anyone know ?
     
  8. Lyshen macrumors 6502

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    That may be what Intel says but this is based on benchmarking (guess worst case scenario), so take it as you will.

    It is a two part roundup... Toshiba HG2, Crucial C300 and a few other drives are listed too.
    Power Consumption Part 1

    Power Consumption Part 2
     
  9. Echnin macrumors newbie

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    I doubt we'll ever know; it doesn't seem like anyone is brave enough to order one.
     
  10. mcdj macrumors 604

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    It's PROS not PRO'S. You are not talking about something that belongs to a pro, e.g. (A pro's camera is expensive.) You are talking about multiple MACBOOK PROS.

    Do you get it? Can you print this out and give it to your English teacher? Obviously they haven't taught possessive vs. plural in schools since the inception of the internet.

    I will hereby be pasting this every time I see this error. I fear for the life of my CMD+V keys.
     
  11. breathesrain macrumors regular

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    It bugs me too, but there's absolutely no need to be a jerk about it :p
     
  12. therealseebs macrumors 65816

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    I ordered the 250. Will post information on it a bit after it shows up, if all goes well.
     
  13. nimski62 macrumors regular

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    There is a dealership in my town that has a sign "Free Carwash's for life." Bugs the crap out of me.
     
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  15. Xyp macrumors newbie

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    Hijack, cont'd...

    Or for that matter, it might just be "MacBooks Pro" (a la "Attorneys General").

    :D
     
  16. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    Thanks so much for this post!!!

    Now I can pull the trigger on the 512GB version. I had not planned on Apple releasing a 512GB SSD option so I was going to get 2 256gb SSDs and RAID them together, but if I can get a 512GB SSD from Apple that is maybe not the very best, but still good, keep my apple warranty, and keep the optical drive, then woohoo! I will be ordering ASAP!
     
  17. UKBeast macrumors 6502

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    I ordered yesterday..

    low end 13inch macbook pro with 128gb ssd
     
  18. felixelgato macrumors member

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    Then, Is HG2

    Could any body confirm that the SSD installed in the new MBP is the Toshiba HG2?:confused:
     
  19. UKBeast macrumors 6502

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    512gb s are toshiba, but do not know the others.

    I ordered 13inch macbook pro 128GB SSD a few days ago, I will tell you and get it.
     
  20. tennisstar9874 macrumors newbie

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    hey beast could you post the brand of the 128 gb preconfigured ssd on this thread so all of us can know what it is when you get it? thanks a bunch!

    also...the ssds in the 13 inch mbp should be the same ones in the 15 inch mbp right?
     
  21. UKBeast macrumors 6502

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    I have not got my macbook yet, it is in china now. Waitin for delivery.. I will tell you when i get it
     
  22. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    I was thinking of pulling the trigger on a new MBP, but then I just got an SSD for my existing one. It is a Kingston SSDNow V+, which is apparently the same as the Toshiba SSD's that Apple puts in new MBP's. They're no speed demons, but they're really decent drives. Well worth, in my opinion, getting it from Apple and have the entire machine covered under their warranty (and later AppleCare). Just out of curiosity, I checked the Windows experience index while running Win 7 under Fusion, and the score for the drive was 7.1 Not sure if it has much validity, but if it does, it is not a bad number.
     
  23. JimAtLaw macrumors 6502

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    Isn't Toshiba shipping the HG3 units already? (Yes, I know, Apple would be more likely to use the older units, but would love to hear the opposite here...)
     
  24. WiLLGT09 macrumors regular

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    I ordered the 128GB drive for my 17". I'm assuming that Apple uses the same model/manufacturer for all 128s on all the MBPs? I'll let you all know what's inside...
     
  25. Jon03021 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks!
     

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