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    Read/Write Speeds and IOPS of Apples Flash Storage

    Ok, so looking at getting a new MacBook Pro (the 15 Retina Display one) and I'm wondering what the flash storage R/W speeds and the IOPS is. I've checked on the Apple store, which wasn't very helpful, so I chatted to a technical sales specialist (that should probably be in sarcastic quotes) online and the conversation basically went something like this:

    Me: can you tell me what the actual read write speeds are of the flash storage including the IOPS
    Apple: they're at least 4 times faster than a standard 7200rpm drive
    Me: yes, but can you give me figures?
    Apple: erm.. they're 4 times faster

    So, I thought I'd see if anyone on here happens to know those answers. I did manage to get out that the read speeds were around 500, but other than that ..

    Andy

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    Hi,

    There is a pretty indepth review on the AnandTech site. AnandTech | The next-gen MacBook Pro with Retina Display Review

    That particular page has all of the SSD Benchmark figures.

    Cheers,

    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwestlake View Post
    Gotta say, love the fact that there are video types it still couldn't handle! Imagine how SATA disks would've coped!

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    Quote Originally Posted by soveryapt View Post
    Ok, so looking at getting a new MacBook Pro (the 15 Retina Display one) and I'm wondering what the flash storage R/W speeds and the IOPS is.
    Some rMBP's come with Samsung PM830 SSDs, while others come with SanDisk X100 SSDs (which isn't as good).

    Apple Is Now Using SanDisk SSDs in the Retina MacBook Pro As Well AnandTech

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Some rMBP's come with Samsung PM830 SSDs, while others come with SanDisk X100 SSDs (which isn't as good).

    Apple Is Now Using SanDisk SSDs in the Retina MacBook Pro As Well AnandTech
    Sandisk make great memory cards, SSDs, hmmmmmmmm, perrhaps not.

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    I might go back to Apple and find out what branded SSD they say they use themselves .. then I can look up those specs .. thanks for all the response thus far ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by soveryapt View Post
    I might go back to Apple and find out what branded SSD they say they use themselves
    I seriously doubt you will get a straight answer from Apple. You just get what you are given.

    It's easy to tell the make of the SSD once you have the MacBook Pro by going to the Apple menu About this Mac More Info... System Report... Serial ATA. Samsung SSDs start with SMxxxE and SanDisk SSDs start with SDxxxE.



    Based on what I have read, all 768GB SSDs are made by Samsung.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    I seriously doubt you will get a straight answer from Apple. You just get what you are given.

    It's easy to tell the make of the SSD once you have the MacBook Pro by going to the Apple menu About this Mac More Info... System Report... Serial ATA. Samsung SSDs start with SMxxxE and SanDisk SSDs start with SDxxxE.



    Based on what I have read, all 768GB SSDs are made by Samsung.
    oh I know how to find the info when I have it .. lol .. It's finding it (as your alluded) before then .. thanks for the info though

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