Which SSD is in current MacBook Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by roma1900, May 26, 2017.

  1. roma1900 macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2015
    Have been thinking about buying a 13" MacBook Air to replace my ancient 15" MacBook Pro. It used to be that some of the MacBook Airs had a Samsung SSD and some a Toshiba SSD and you never knew which one was installed on your MacBook Air until you purchased it, brought it home and checked System Report in About This Mac (the Samsung was supposed to be much faster than the Toshiba). I was wondering if anyone might happen to know if that is still the case or if the current MacBook Airs all have the same SSD and if so which one. Any replies would be greatly appreciated.
  2. bodonnell202 macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2016
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    I think it was once the case that the 128 GB SSDs were Toshiba, but the 256 GB and up were Samsung. I don't know for sure if that is still the case though.
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    Also, you may want to wait until June 5th as there is a rumor that Apple will release an updated MBA at WWDC.
  3. shanmugam macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2008
    Blazer town!
    Anyone know if there is an upgrade to SSD in the 2017 MBA? I know it is same except CPU (1.8Ghz from 1.6Ghz)

    Curious if apple switched to their own SSD (Apple Controller like rMBP 2016) or keeping the Sandisk/Samsung.

    Ordered one waiting to get, mostly next week. 1.8Ghz/512GB SSD/8GB version.
  4. MSastre macrumors 6502


    Aug 18, 2014
    My wife just got a 2017 MBA .. system report says Apple SSD SM0256G.
  5. shanmugam, Jun 24, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2017

    shanmugam macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2008
    Blazer town!
    Thanks, SM -> Samsung, looks like the same SSD like the 2015 models. Anyone chime in?

    Still plenty fast for our use. 600MB Write and 1.2GB/s read speeds. Was curious if they switched to Apple controller with Samsung/Sandisk NANDs (2.1GB/s write and 3.2GB/s reads).

    But again it could be bottleneck with the older PCIe interface compared to rMBP 2016/2017. may be there is no reason to switch to the latest SSD for apple.

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