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:


Note that https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/9113/what-brand-of-ssd-come-optional-on-macbook-pros is NOT a duplicate question as the answer is not specific to these model #'s

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    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, 2011 at 5:02
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    They use two: Toshiba and Samsung. Both deliver top reliability compared to most of the aftermarket products.
    – user10355
    Nov 25, 2011 at 10:21
  • @cksum thanks, but do you have any reliable source to verify?
    – A Cuervo
    Nov 25, 2011 at 12:56
  • @cksum I would also like to see the source of the statement.
    – iskra
    Nov 28, 2011 at 22:38
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    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. May 31, 2012 at 1:48

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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.

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    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?
    – user10355
    Nov 25, 2011 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, 2011 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.
    – A Cuervo
    Nov 25, 2011 at 12:51
  • @Ricahrd is your Macbook Pro a Late 2011 model with a factory installed SSD?
    – A Cuervo
    Nov 25, 2011 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
    – A Cuervo
    Nov 25, 2011 at 13:02

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