Fresh Macbook Air Gets Faster Samsung SSD

No one can deny the fact that ever since the launch of new Macbook Air back in October last year, it has become one of the major revenue generator for Apple as far as in notebook form. In the beginning, when Macbook began its shipping back in October, it was shipped with SSDs from Toshiba. Surprisingly, in between the shipment of Macbook Air, Apple made a major decision of opting Samsung SSDs over Toshiba SSDs. It is worth noting here that Samsung SSDs are faster than Toshiba SSDs.

The relatively newer models of Macbook Air, SM128C are shipped with Samsung SSDs and the late 2010 models of Macbook Air like TS128C shipped with Toshiba Solid State Drives (SSDs). This shift from Toshiba SSDs to Samsung SSDs may not be major concern for a common person, but it is fact that this shift from one SSD to another has something solid behind it. What are the major factors that cause Apple to make a shift from Toshiba SSDs to Samsung SSDs, our source describes:

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 Seriespretty well, which Samsung quotes as providing up to 250MB/s read and 220MB/s write. The Samsung 470 Series uses Samsung’s own controller with model number S3C29MAX01-Y340.

Now the question arises whether Apple should have taken into confidence its customers before making a shift from Toshiba SSDs to Samsung SSDs or not. Do those who got their Macbook Air in late 2010 deserve any minor compensation as they had got an outdated Macbook Air already? This entire lot of questions is bothering the Apple fans. What do you think? Share with us.

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