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justit
Dec 30, 2008, 08:51 AM
http://www.engadget.com/2008/12/30/runcores-1-8-inch-netbook-ssds-now-shipping-2-5-inch-256gb-edi/#comments

There doesn't seem to be a 1.8 ZIF 256 on the horizon though.

EDIT: It seems the 128GB is a bit too thick at 8mm. From their website:
RunCore is happy to announce the immediate availability of our Low cost 1.8” Zif/PATA SSD solution in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB (5mm) and a special 128GB (8mm).



oPossum
Dec 30, 2008, 08:56 AM
The 128GB is 8mm - won't fit the MBA.

64GB for $200

RunCore Press Release (http://www.runcore.com/newsshow.asp?ID=194)

RunCore is happy to announce the immediate availability of our Low cost 1.8 Zif/PATA SSD solution in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB (5mm) and a special 128GB (8mm). Retail pricing for these parts will be $69.99, $119.99, $199.99, and $389.99 respectively. This low cost upgrade promises to boost computer performance vs. the traditional 1.8 HDD by more than 400% with read/write speeds up to 75/40MB/sec. This will prove to be a life/computer saver for the hundreds of thousands of people who have bought computers running on a 1.8 HDD. The upgrade process is user friendly and rewarding due to our onboard USB slave port allowing for easy cloning with any off the shelf cloning software. This option will truly unleash the power of any compatible PC allowing for a much more rewarding user experience for both the personal and professional user. In many cases the speed gains seen are equal to that of a power desktop PC.

justit
Dec 30, 2008, 09:08 AM
64GB for $200

So for those bargain Rev A shoppers, $1,149 + $200 = $1,349 64GB SSD

italiansauce88
Dec 30, 2008, 09:29 AM
sounds like a good deal... i wonder what the read/write claims of the original mba rev A ssd are...

any reviews of third-party ssds like runcore for their mbas out there?

mac jones
Dec 30, 2008, 10:50 AM
I'm going to snap up a 64GB.

If anyone finds retail before me, post.

I'm pretty sure it's at least a bit faster than the stock 4200 ZIF ;)