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    May 16, 2011
    What kind of SSD and HDD does mac use?!!?!?!??!?!
    in the new 2011 Macbook Pros, what brand of HDD and SSD does macbook use?

    I even called apple under the macbook pro support line thing and they say "Im sorry sir, we don't have that information."

    like what is that all about how do they not know?

    I figure whoever owns a macbook pro will know. thanks!

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    Last report was they came fitted out with a Toshiba drive. Generally Apple sources drives etc based on best tender.
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    BrianLachoreVPI's Avatar
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    Feb 25, 2011
    It just depends. The new MBPs also have Hitachi drives. I'm not sure about the SSDs.

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    robduckyworth's Avatar
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    Jan 04, 2011
    Reading, UK
    my 2009 and 2010 models imac/mbp both had Hitachi drives as stock.

    my guess for the SSDs would be either OCZ or Intel. not sure though.

    EDIT: according to this, they use Samsung SSDs (not exactly the best, but hey ho)
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    Mar 17, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
    Whomever provides the stats they spec at the lowest cost to them

    new mbp, for instance.

    Hitachi HTS725050A9A362:

    Capacity: 500.11 GB (500,107,862,016 bytes)
    Model: Hitachi HTS725050A9A362
    Revision: PC4ACB0F
    Serial Number: 110311PCG420GLH58KMC
    Native Command Queuing: Yes
    Queue Depth: 32
    Removable Media: No
    Detachable Drive: No
    BSD Name: disk0
    Rotational Rate: 7200
    This machine kills fascists
    Got # ? phear the command line!

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    BrianLachoreVPI's Avatar
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    Feb 25, 2011
    I recall hearing Samsung as well - but was too lazy to go look.

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    bentharbour's Avatar
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    Feb 23, 2011
    Columbia SC
    If I am correct

    the 7200 RPM's are Hitachi
    the 5400 RPM's are Toshiba

    I definitely could be wrong
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    Jan 13, 2007
    Central New York
    My 500GB 7200RPM drive is a Hitachi. 2011 Thunderbolt MBP.
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    Sep 09, 2009
    Down Under :D
    I've seen mostly Hitachi HDs in Mac portables... 5400rpm and 7200rpm.
    In one of the 2010 MBPs that I had, I had a 5400rpm WD and returned it (faulty) for the same model, which came with a Hitachi HD.
    My friend's 2010 MBP who's HD I replaced, came with a Seagate.
    Basically, as you can see, there is no specific brand, as it all comes down to the best deal that Apple can get at the time of production of batches of Macs.

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