Which SSD are apple using these days?

whitedragon101

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Thanks for the links but those threads are from a year ago. Which is when I last looked into this. As you can see in those threads the drives were generally thought to be samsung (although not much concrete info no that in those threads).

I'm wondering as there are so many new offerings on the market what Apple use now? If they use samsung drives still, will we get a shiny up to date Samsung 830 in our machine, or something older?
 

Ccrew

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Lots of links but not a single one that has definitive info as to exactly the model # drives Apple is shipping therefore worthless.

Whitedragon101, I've had three apart at work in the last two weeks and they've all been relabeled Toshiba's I have yet to see a Samsung in one. That's not to say they're not out there, just that I haven't seen one
 
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GGJstudios

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The point is, there are many threads discussing this, that may provide answers, if you care to look through them. What I posted is only a sample of the threads available. I doubt you can get the whole story from one thread or post, as Apple could be using SSDs from multiple manufacturers:

https://forums.macrumors.com/posts/13765773/
Apple uses Toshiba SSD. It's pretty sub-par in terms of cost/performance, but as many have mentioned, you do get Apple warranty.
 

thundersteele

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SATA II Toshiba SSDs in my MBP.

So far, I have not heard any reports of Apple using SATA III SSDs in any of their devices. Anandtech reported some time ago that Apple uses Toshiba and Samsung SSDs in the Macbook Air - both SATA II. It seems that MBPs only get Toshibas though.
 

WardC

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They are Apple-branded Toshiba SSDs (128GB/256GB/512GB), you can find them for sale on eBay (make sure they have the  on them). I bought one and use it in my MacBook Pro, it's the same 256GB SSD Apple BTOs with their machines from the factory, but I paid less than half as much for my drive, and it was new. It is a total waste of money to buy a BTO/CTO machine from Apple with SSD(s) installed, buy it and install it yourself, you will be able to save a load of money that way.
 

thundersteele

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Is that the V+ 100 controller (like the Kingston v+ 100) ?

When did you buy?
two month ago. I don't know which controller it is, here you go:

APPLE SSD TS128C:

Capacity: 121.33 GB (121,332,826,112 bytes)
Model: APPLE SSD TS128C
Revision: CJAA0201
Serial Number: 7XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Native Command Queuing: No
Removable Media: No
Detachable Drive: No
BSD Name: disk0
Medium Type: Solid State
TRIM Support: Yes
Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
Volumes:
@WardC
The 128 GB Apple SSD has a reasonable price - after all it includes labor and warranty. For the larger models the Apple premium is quite a lot, I agree.
 
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