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pinkoos
May 5, 2011, 09:34 PM
...$1580.

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/SSDAPAE480/



JPIndustrie
May 5, 2011, 10:25 PM
K? Expensive RAM is expensive. You're talking about a massive amount of flash storage, practically custom built into a single application all while maintaining at least a year warranty.

fatlardo
May 5, 2011, 10:54 PM
Damn! I want but at that price! Shhhhhheshhhhh

bcaslis
May 5, 2011, 10:56 PM
Apple's 512GB for the MBP is significantly less and you can get third party 512GB SSDs for less than $1000 with 6Gbit SATA support. The prices seems out of line to me.

Beaverman3001
May 5, 2011, 11:13 PM
Apple's 512GB for the MBP is significantly less and you can get third party 512GB SSDs for less than $1000 with 6Gbit SATA support. The prices seems out of line to me.

Except this is made for one specific line of computers, you can't spread the design/manufacturing costs around as much when you have a limited market to begin with. It is what it is.

bcaslis
May 5, 2011, 11:42 PM
Except this is made for one specific line of computers, you can't spread the design/manufacturing costs around as much when you have a limited market to begin with. It is what it is.

All true. But you are spending more on the drive than the computer. Doesn't make a lot of sense to me, and I've spent tons on Apple laptops over the years.

mayhone1
May 5, 2011, 11:43 PM
Except this is made for one specific line of computers, you can't spread the design/manufacturing costs around as much when you have a limited market to begin with. It is what it is.

Dude forget that you can pretty much by the high end air for that, than just get a 1TB hardrive for around $100-200

Beaverman3001
May 6, 2011, 08:15 AM
Dude forget that you can pretty much by the high end air for that, than just get a 1TB hardrive for around $100-200

You try running a VM on a usb 2 drive, tell me how fun that is for you. For most people a external drive is perfectly fine but there are definitely situations that call for needing more on board SSD storage. USB 2 is just too slow for certain tasks.

DaveOZ
May 6, 2011, 07:40 PM
Awesome. I have the 360Gb version in my Air and it's worked flawlessly for 3 weeks now. The first one was DOA but OWC eventually sent a fine replacement.

My Air is now my main computer with all my photos and itunes library with me at all times. Why would I want a lightweight portable like the air then carry around a USB drive?? Might as well by a MBPro.

iRun26.2
May 6, 2011, 09:47 PM
Awesome. I have the 360Gb version in my Air and it's worked flawlessly for 3 weeks now. The first one was DOA but OWC eventually sent a fine replacement.

My Air is now my main computer with all my photos and itunes library with me at all times. Why would I want a lightweight portable like the air then carry around a USB drive?? Might as well by a MBPro.

DaveOZ:

I remember reading about the problems you were having with your first upgraded SSD (kind of made me disqualify that as an option). I'm glad to hear the new drive is doing better for you. I may want to consider it if Apple doesn't offer an upgraded SSD size with the SB update.

Please let us know if you are still happy with your new drive after a few more months of use.

I agree with you the external drive... I want as little to carry as possible; why else would buy the MBA in the first place?

mayhone1
May 7, 2011, 12:26 AM
DaveOZ:

I remember reading about the problems you were having with your first upgraded SSD (kind of made me disqualify that as an option). I'm glad to hear the new drive is doing better for you. I may want to consider it if Apple doesn't offer an upgraded SSD size with the SB update.

Please let us know if you are still happy with your new drive after a few more months of use.

I agree with you the external drive... I want as little to carry as possible; why else would buy the MBA in the first place?

Yeah I guess that's a really good point, but i would still wait till the price came down...

Cheffy Dave
May 7, 2011, 01:19 AM
Apple's 512GB for the MBP is significantly less and you can get third party 512GB SSDs for less than $1000 with 6Gbit SATA support. The prices seems out of line to me.

except they are not in a form factor that will fit in the MBA, OWC is the only one with MBA compatible RAM!:eek: