What brand/type of SSD in the new Retina MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dreamtenstudios, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. dreamtenstudios macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2010
    I understand that it's soldered onto the logic board, but curious to know the manufacturer. Anyone know? Would hate to have one that slows to a crawl over time..
  2. syan48306 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 15, 2010
    The 256 has a samsung PM830 SSD controller, basically a Samsung 830 256GB.
  3. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    i do know they said it was 500mbs faster than the anything in any current laptop. I had the samsung SSD in a desktop and it was beast.
  4. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Is that definite in each and every one or is Apple using multiple vendors as they have in the past with the Air SSDs and it's just luck of the draw?
  5. KylePowers macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2011
    More than likely not soldered. You can see the mSATA connector in various images (directly right of the SSD's flash chips).

    But I agree with the above, probably a Samsung 830. Very nice!
  6. dreamtenstudios thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2010
    Cool, I think you're right -- thanks for pointing that out. Maybe the SSD is upgradeable, but if its a Samsung 830 then there'd be no need to upgrade :)

    Was disappointed at the selection of SSDs on the MB Airs, was hoping they chose more wisely on the new MBPs.

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