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justit
Dec 10, 2008, 08:42 PM
http://conics.net/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=43&products_id=363

That's $1,724.16

Going rate for a Rev A ~ $1,000 making it $2,724.16 MBA

So there's hope :D

EDIT: http://conics.net/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=43&products_id=362
So at half the price ($865) gets you a Rev A with 128GB SSD for $1,865 vs Rev B for 128GB SSD $2,500



alphaod
Dec 10, 2008, 08:54 PM
Is that SLC or MLC.

glitch44
Dec 10, 2008, 09:00 PM
i wonder how thick it is.

spacecadet610
Dec 10, 2008, 09:35 PM
ouch. i'm sure prices will drop like crazy in the next couple years.

justit
Dec 10, 2008, 09:42 PM
i wonder how thick it is.

It fits the iPod classic which should be the right size

ninjadex
Dec 10, 2008, 10:06 PM
Wow, SSD drives are really starting to pick up momentum. This was a long time coming.

h1d
Dec 10, 2008, 11:11 PM
SSD is right now in the evolving moment, so unless you want it now, you can wait 6-12 months and things(stability/capacity/cost ratio vs capacity/speed) double (maybe not the speed but it can still do improve much considering Intel one's bloody fast but expensive) and most OS isn't smart enough to handle SSD (or its firmware) properly, like you should get rid of page file off Windows XP and indexing service off etc etc to avoid sporadic tiny freezes, not sure what one should do with OS X though to tune it. (Maybe it already is, considering it's built within the product.)

Afaik, does it matter to be SLC or MLC anymore? I haven't researched so much, but MLC's lack of life span is more or less fixed and it's usually faster, less expensive... But I could be missing something.

fteoath64
Dec 11, 2008, 12:31 AM
The pricing is still not reasonable enough. Since the manufacturers are delaying shipment by more than 2 quarters, I expect by July/Aug 09, there is going to be a serious price war on SSD drives. By then the "big boys" like Seagate and WD will be in the race and the smaller time players will be squeezed seriously for price competitiveness.

If :apple: has any sense at all, they ought to be offering 64GB abd 128GB as discrete upgrade items in their store. No one company will have a monopoly on SSD drives.

descartes
Dec 11, 2008, 11:00 PM
its only a matter of time until the prices and sizes get more reasonable

spaceballl
Jan 26, 2009, 05:28 PM
The first link doesn't work anymore - is that product still available?

mcpryon2
Jan 26, 2009, 05:31 PM
http://conics.net/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=43&products_id=363

That's $1,724.16

Going rate for a Rev A ~ $1,000 making it $2,724.16 MBA

So there's hope :D

EDIT: http://conics.net/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=43&products_id=362
So at half the price ($865) gets you a Rev A with 128GB SSD for $1,865 vs Rev B for 128GB SSD $2,500


The note says that the SSD is 8mm and will not fit in 5mm space, looks like they may have gotten some Air inquiries already.

justit
Jan 26, 2009, 06:16 PM
Yes they updated their page since I posted the link.

So all you need to do is cut a hole at the bottom of your MBA ;)

Halon X
Jan 26, 2009, 06:20 PM
i wonder how thick it is.

I had a girl as me that once!

justit
Jan 26, 2009, 06:37 PM
I had a girl as me that once!

off topic:
So she was wondering? :D

back on topic:
Does anyone know if the connector is the right LIF type? I'll post pics on my modded MBA if someone can verify :)

mcpryon2
Jan 26, 2009, 08:27 PM
So all you need to do is cut a hole at the bottom of your MBA ;)


I had a girlfriend joke for that one, too...more like a lack-of-girlfriend joke.

Nak
Jan 26, 2009, 08:48 PM
This is the RunCore unit and as stated in another thread, it's a 5V unit so it will never work in an MBA no matter how thin it is.

Nak

metoo88
Jun 12, 2011, 09:42 AM
wow, SSD price in 2008 was so crazy. now 1.8" ZIF 256GB price is nearly half down. u can see some at USD650 around in Ebay or Amazon.

FridayNight
Jun 15, 2011, 10:47 PM
wow, SSD price in 2008 was so crazy. now 1.8" ZIF 256GB price is nearly half down. u can see some at USD650 around in Ebay or Amazon.

Yes it's so amazing that the SSD price dropped so much during the two years.

I just found this 1.8" ZIF SSD (http://www.b2cit.com/renice-k3e-18-40pin-pata-zif-ssd-240gb-for-macbook-air_p80.html) just need 609$, much lower than you see on ebay or amazon!

And i believe the price will keep dropping!