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Apple Now Using Samsung SSDs in the MacBook Air?

Apple Now Using Samsung SSDs in the MacBook Air?

Posted April 16, 2011 at 4:40pm by iClarified · 8872 views
Apple may have started using faster Samsung SSDs in its new MacBook Airs, according to an AnandTech report. The site has learned that the new notebooks use a SSD labelled SM128C while the earlier SSDs from Toshiba were labelled TS128C.

The interesting aspect is that the SM128C models provide quite a nice performance bump in at least one performance metric. Benchmarks posted by users show that the SM128C manages up to 260MB/s read and 210MB/s write speeds. In our tests (and corroborating what users have reported), the TS128C only offers speeds of up to 210MB/s read and 185MB/s write. The SM128C also supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ) while the TS128C does not. The performance figures match the figures of Samsung 470 Series pretty well, which Samsung quotes as providing up to 250MB/s read and 220MB/s write.

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ihatethis
ihatethis - April 16, 2011 at 5:12pm
Cool, I have a 9months old Toshiba Satellite A660/Windows/ and it is pure crap!
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