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Apple MacBook Air, Switching to Samsung SSDs?

Written on April 18, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Apple goes for a faster SSD for their MacBook Air with SM1286C. Could it be Samsung's?

The last time we heard of the MacBook Air, it was updated last October 2010 with a new 11.6″ form, along with faster graphics and formidable SSDs – aptly called Blade SSDs – due to its thin demeanor. It was later revealed by iFixit that the almost thin as paper SSDs were actually Toshiba’s Blade X-gale with read speeds of 210MB/s and write speeds of 176MB/s.

However, it was recently discovered that the MacBook Air is playing two-timer as there appears to be another version of the notebook with an SM1286C (Toshiba is TS128C). Reports speculate that the other SSD could have come from Samsung since Apple does have a record for using Samsung SSDs before.

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