Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. It's 100% free, no registration required.

The ones that came out on October 2011. Models #:

MD311*/A, MD313*/A, MD314*/A, MD318*/A or MD322*/A

The SSD options are listed here with no detailed information:

http://store.apple.com/us/configure/MD322LL/A?select=select&product=MD322LL%2FA

Note that What brand of SSD come optional on MacBook Pros? is NOT a duplicate question as the answer is not specific to these model #'s

share|improve this question

closed as not constructive by bmike Apr 14 '13 at 12:35

As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for our Q&A format. We expect answers to be supported by facts, references, or expertise, but this question will likely solicit debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion. If you feel that this question can be improved and possibly reopened, visit the help center for guidance.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

7  
Some advice - Apple generally has multiple drives sourced and often gets custom firmware loaded on them that is generally unavailable should you be looking to get an "equivalent". Also, often components change over time even when the model does not, so take any answers with this bit of information. –  bmike Nov 25 '11 at 5:02
3  
They use two: Toshiba and Samsung. Both deliver top reliability compared to most of the aftermarket products. –  cksum Nov 25 '11 at 10:21
    
@cksum thanks, but do you have any reliable source to verify? –  Alex Cuervo Nov 25 '11 at 12:56
    
@bmike. Thanks will take that into account. –  Alex Cuervo Nov 25 '11 at 12:59
1  
I can confirm cksum is correct. Apple source Samsung and Toshiba SSDs. How do I know? Because I work in the sales and service of Apple products. –  Dan Barrett May 31 '12 at 1:48
show 3 more comments

1 Answer 1

I bought a Apple SSD which is OEMed from Toshiba. The model is TS256C. http://www.tuaw.com/2011/04/17/apple-adds-speedier-ssds-to-latest-batch-of-macbook-airs/

When installing this SSD into my later 2008 MBP, the TRIM is automatically enabled in Lion. However, other brand SSD, you may need to manually enable the TRIM.

So I guess the later 2011 MBP may using the same OEMed Toshiba SSD.

enter image description here

share|improve this answer
1  
It's a good answer but you didn't actually answer the question. Like the article you linked to discusses, Apple uses Samsung and Toshiba, exclusively. Maybe you want to add that to what you have there? –  cksum Nov 25 '11 at 10:23
    
Agreed cksum, my SSD from Apple is a APPLE SSD TS512C which is a Toshiba and I'm pretty sure their current preferred SSD is from Samsung. They're using both but the Samsung has better specs. However, Apple and Samsung are suing each other over various UI issues so no doubt there is pressure to use parts from other vendors. –  Richard Nov 25 '11 at 12:49
    
@kukko: Thanks for your time, but your answer is mostly related to MacBook Airs, which use a completely different type of SSD because of their form factor. –  Alex Cuervo Nov 25 '11 at 12:51
    
@Ricahrd is your Macbook Pro a Late 2011 model with a factory installed SSD? –  Alex Cuervo Nov 25 '11 at 12:54
    
@kukoo it is not clear if the screen shot provided is of a Late 2011 model or your Later 2008 to which you installed an SSD later. Please Clarify –  Alex Cuervo Nov 25 '11 at 13:02
show 1 more comment

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.