View Full Version : 2011 MBA Upgrade: Fastest SSD available?

Jul 23, 2011, 04:17 PM
I have an 11" i7 MBA arriving sometime in the next few days.

It's a long story, but I have the opportunity to upgrade it to a faster SSD at no cost at all to me.

I know very little about SSDs; is there anything faster on the market that would make an upgrade worthwhile? What kind of speed increase would I be looking at? What specs do I need to keep in mind when looking for something suitable?

Drive capacity isn't too important to me in this instance. 128GB is more than enough as I keep all my files on a Mac Pro. It's a performance increase that would make the upgrade worthwhile.


Jul 23, 2011, 04:20 PM
MBAs use special mSATA SSDs and only OWC sells them. To be honest, it's unlikely that you will notice much, if any, difference at all. I wouldn't do it.

Jul 23, 2011, 04:23 PM
Going from the slower Toshiba SSD to my OWC SSD hasn't been noticeable in performance at all. Maybe large file moving but that would really be about it. The only reason to upgrade one of these drives is for capacity.

Jul 23, 2011, 04:31 PM
Thanks for the fast replies! It sounds like I don't really have anything to gain by changing the SSD.