Apple has switched to Samsung SSDs for their MacBook Air

April 18, 2011 – 6:39 pm | by Emile
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Apple’s MacBook Air is currently one of the fastest and slimmest laptop in the world and I am using the word not netbook because all the things of MacBook Air are better than of any netbook. And looks like Apple will do some changes in MacBook Air as it is reported by many tech sites that Apple has switched to Samsung a supplier of Solid state drive replacing Toshiba’s SSD drive for their MacBook Air.

Apparently the news is that Apple had starting using Samsung drive from ending part of 2010 ,which means that some users might have these Samsung SSD drive in their MacBook Air.It is now clear when Apple actually switched to Samsung from Toshiba but when MacBook Air was launched it was clearly mentioned by Apple that MacBook Air has Solid State drives which were manufactured by Samsung.

Anandtech a tech blog which first noticed this thing mentioned that the serial number of the latest SSDs is definitely from Samsung.Also that site noticed that Samsung solid state drive are little bit faster then of Toshiba.

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.

 

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