1. Grimlock's Avatar
    I recently got an i5 256GB surface laptop, and while I was expecting to see some unimpressive SSD speeds, I was pleasantly surprised to see much better numbers than Daniel's first review when he got 650/234 (https://www.windowscentral.com/surface-laptop). I looked in the device manager and noticed it said Intel and not Toshiba or Samsung. Is it possible they have put better a better ssd in the i5 models?

    Even if I'm looking in the wrong place and it is still the Toshiba, it seems like a firmware update may have improved performance.

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    Last edited by Grimlock; 12-16-2017 at 04:31 PM.
    12-15-2017 10:02 PM
  2. BKarlsen's Avatar
    Just bought a Cobalt Blue i5 256GB version. Expecting slow SSD speed as a compromise, I was surprised to find an Intel SSD with 1000/400MB read/write speeds.
    03-08-2018 01:22 PM
  3. zfarooq's Avatar
    I can vouch for this also..I was so irritated at the potential speed, that when I tested it, I had similar results as stated above. i5, 256GB, Cobalt blue. Good surprise! How do you know its an Intel SSD though?
    03-30-2018 05:24 PM
  4. DCW1000's Avatar
    I got the same machine about five weeks ago -- i5/256/cobalt. Device Manager tells me I have a Toshiba HDD, and PassMark tells me my R/W values are 626/203. This is a little disappointing, but it's not a satisfaction killer -- I bought this particular LT because the price was right and I was looking for something smallish and light that delivered middling performance. There's a Book 2 available to me when I want to do something on a laptop-like device that requires significant power.

    Zfarooq, hardware specs for your system are available when you run Device Manager.
    04-24-2018 01:43 PM

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