6Gbps SSD blades

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by tbobmccoy, Jul 22, 2011.

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    tbobmccoy

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    Anyone have a clue how long it'll take to produce these things? All this discussion about the Toshiba/Samsung difference isn't really that drastic, considering they're both still 3Gpbs drives. Who thinks that we'll be able to upgrade our drives sometime in the next year with a 6Gbps drive?
     
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    Krevnik

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    Depends on if the new Air even supports SATA III.
     
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    Yep.
     
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    tbobmccoy

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    Yeah, my Air supports 6Gbps, but the SSD clocks well under that. Hence the question :D
     
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    Krevnik

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    I just got mine today (CTO), and yeah, I see it does now. I'd wager that OWC would be the first to market with it. They already have 3Gbps MBA drives, and they have access to the 6Gbps Sandforce chipset for their 2.5" version.

    The only real blocker I see is if the 6Gbps Sandforce chipset doesn't fit on the board for some reason.
     
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    What are you planning to do with your MBA? The reason why I ask is because you won't see a significant difference between "slow" SSDs and "fast" SSDs in normal use, unless you are transferring/creating large files on a daily basis.

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    I like this from Anand

     

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