Thinking about getting the new MBP but cannot decide if the SSD upgrade is worth it; $100 dollars to bump to the 128 is small money but SSD drives vary widely in performance. trying to decide if I spend the $100 with apple or pick something better up at NewEgg.
According to Anandtech it's a Samsung brand SSD.
The largest SSD maker in the world is Samsung. Samsung makes the drives offered by Apple in its entire MacBook/MacBook Pro lineup. Samsung makes the drives you get if you order a Lenovo X300. In fact, if you're buying any major OEM system with an SSD in it, Samsung makes that drive.
I spoke with a few of the guys at work that replace these and they told me that they don't really pay attention to the brands, It's OEM. But the ones that he could remember where Samsung and Seagate.
Now this doesn't speak to the brand that ships, but just what is replaced (if needed) when you bring it in for repair.
My recommendation would be to not spend the money on the SSD from Apple and get the standard drive that it comes with. As well as Apple typically places a premium price on parts from them.
Then you have the time to research the best SSD for your needs and at your own leisure pace. You will also have the original HDD to fall back to if you ever need it.
Or you could choose to remove the optical drive and install a drive cage and use both the SSD and HDD. I think that OWC sells a cage for that option.
Toshiba in the MacPros, and according to anandtech, the MacBookAir has the same controller as the Kingston, which is by Toshiba. No reason they'd still be using samsung http://www.anandtech.com/show/3991/apples-2010-macbook-air-11-13inch-reviewed/4