Toshiba SSD is faster than Samsung on lunching applications

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by callea, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. callea macrumors regular

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    If you take a look at random read 4K bench Toshiba is 20% faster than Samsung.

    So it's faster to lunch applications or boot the system.

    Linear speed is useful only if you trasfer every day single files large lots of gigabytes from the internal ssd to external ssd via thunderbolt.
     
  2. Oppressed macrumors 65816

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    Screen shot or it didn't happen.

    Where did you read this?
     
  3. callea thread starter macrumors regular

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    For Xbench Toshiba random reads 4K 15mb/sec while Samsung 12mb/sec.

    For lunching applications or boot the system this is more important than linear speed.
     
  4. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    While it's true that 4K random reads are important to booting and launching, there's more too it than just that.

    We'll need real life benchmarks to confirm.
     
  5. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    That may be, but for dinner it takes a little longer... :p
     
  6. GaresTaylan macrumors 6502a

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    So what does this mean for real-world usage? Pages will launch 1/5 of a second faster? :rolleyes:
     
  7. Scott6666 macrumors 65816

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    It means don't return yours if you get a Toshiba instead of the Samsung. Both have their strong points.
     
  8. MBABuyer macrumors regular

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    How do I know if I have a Toshiba SSD? I have an MBA 13" i7, 256gb

    Here is a copied and pasted form of the SSD info:

    APPLE SSD TS256C:

    Capacity: 251 GB (251,000,193,024 bytes)
    Model: APPLE SSD TS256C
    Revision: CJAA0201
    Serial Number: 61JA41EJK6JK
     
  9. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    toshiba
     
  10. KPOM macrumors G5

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    The TS in TS256C indicates you have a Toshiba. The Samsung show as SM256C.
     
  11. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Hah! Beat your response by a minute-and I've got the toshiba ssd!
     
  12. Obscurelight macrumors 6502

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    Launch

    Can we please drop this pointless subject? Too much unnecessary speculation. Is Samsung any faster when it comes to dinnertime by the way?
     
  13. KPOM macrumors G5

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    You and I are both in NYC. Why don't I try your Toshiba at lunch and you can try my Samsung at dinner. :D
     
  14. John566 macrumors member

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    I have a Samsung in my 2011 11" MBA and a Toshiba in my 13" 2010 MBA and I did notice that when I started them at the same time the Toshiba booted a couple seconds faster. Both are running Lion. I'm actually going to switch the Toshiba into my 11" when I get the proper screw driver because it is 256GB and I'd rather have double the space even if it may be a bit slower in some benchmarks.
     
  15. BiscottiGelato macrumors regular

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    if it's sequential transfer speed that you want, a rotating HDD wouldn't be that far behind.

    the difference maker to every day computer usage is most likely going to be 4kRR. This is THE metric that SSD blows HDD completely out of the water. Could've saved a lot of money if it's just sequential speed that people are looking for.
     

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