Does anyone know the exact manufacturer, Apple part number or model number of a 512GB SSD drive in a BTO MacBook Pro (Mid 2012)?

I cannot find any teardown photos or System Information screenshots online. This would really help inform my decision on what SSD to purchase.

Note: I am asking for information about specific hardware specs that I can not find anywhere online and are not publicly available from Apple. I am not asking how to use System Information.

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It is a Samsung 830 (SM512E) for both the Retina and non-Retina Mid-2012 Macbook Pro.


Edit: Apple has also begun to use the Sandisk X100 in Retina Macbook Pros.

  • Also, the Anandtech link is a teardown of the Retina model. It is answered at Apple Forums link in the (as of today) last response.
    – ingyhere
    Commented Jan 23, 2013 at 23:27

Try this:

  1. Apple menu
  2. About this Mac
  3. More Info...
  4. System Report
  5. Serial ATA

I don't know how many vendors produce this size SSD for Apple but I have a 15" early 2011 MacBook Pro with a 512GB SSD in it from Apple and the model is APPLE SSD TS512C.

A search online for "APPLE SSD TS512C" gives me a discussion on this very site:

What brand of SSD does apple use for their LATE 2011 MacBook Pros?

Looks like they were using Toshiba and Samsung back then. That may have changed in a year but I doubt it.

  • Thanks. I do not own one of these machines, so I have no access to the System Report. I am looking for the information on the mid-2012 model newer SSD drives.
    – ingyhere
    Commented Jan 22, 2013 at 19:31

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