|Dec 19, 2012, 08:47 AM||#1|
Is OWC the only way to upgrade MBAir's SSD?
Is there no alternative to OWC? Yes, they are cheaper than Apple with the pricing below.
But they aren't keeping pace with the SSD market pricing as a whole. Priced below are the top SSD Samsung 840 Pro.
|Dec 19, 2012, 12:01 PM||#2|
You are looking at ~$700 new for a OEM Samsung 512GB. However I have seen them cheaper on eBay.
Based on the QC issues OWC has been having, I would probably look for an OEM drive personally.
Last edited by 53x12; Dec 19, 2012 at 12:11 PM.
|Dec 19, 2012, 12:19 PM||#3|
To me the Air is about compromises in favor of portability. Because Apple's drives have improved in quality, I would get their 240GB SSD and attach a TB or USB3 drive for anything beyond. The alternatives are just too sketchy.
|Dec 19, 2012, 12:31 PM||#4|
|Dec 19, 2012, 12:41 PM||#5|
|Dec 19, 2012, 01:49 PM||#6|
MBAir's designed not to be user upgradeable but given that you can open the bottom of the case easily and the SSD isn't soldered allows for upgrading.
I ask because I just find that pricing of this Apple spec component to be out of step with the falling prices of SSDs. The norm today is below $1/GB.
Samsung 840 Pro
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