Looking to buy Macbook Air [ SSD Questions ]

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jpangeles1581, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hey fellas, looking to buy one soon. Just a question, is the ssd on the aftermarket faster than the flash ssd which is found as stock? If the aftermarket ssd's are faster, which is the most faster around in the market [e.g. samsung, etc.]? Can you link me to them. Thanjks
     
  2. macrumors 68000

    53x12

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  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I cant seem to find the toshiba ssd nor the samsung, can you link me to the product?
     
  4. macrumors P6

    Weaselboy

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    The only aftermarket SSD upgrade available for the 2012 Macbook Air is from OWC, and it is no faster than the stock SSD. The only reason to buy the OWC is if you need the larger capacity. Also, the OWC will not have native TRIM activated.

    The chart above lists Toshiba and Samsung because those are the OEM drives Apple puts in the Air. Neither is available new for purchase.

    I would just order the Air direct from Apple with whatever size SSD you need.
     
  5. macrumors 68000

    53x12

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    That is incorrect. OWC is NOT the only aftermarket SSD upgrade. You can find OEM Samsung/Toshiba SSD online if you look. OWC is not the only option available.

    http://www.yourmacstore.com/samsung-512gb-ssd-for-macbook-air-2012/

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-256GB-S...pple-MacBook-Air-A1370-or-A1369-/220885696692

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Toshiba-256...Internal_Hard_Disk_Drives&hash=item43b670ab1d


    Not to mention ability to buy a new takeout drive on eBay/Amazon market place.

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    If you google it you will find it or look at my post above. Google is going to give you more hits or eBay is good as well.
     
  6. macrumors P6

    Weaselboy

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    Ah.... I was not aware anybody was selling the OEM drives new.

    I am aware ever since the Airs came out one could buy a used (pull) from eBay, but I was referring to a new aftermarket purchase. Good to see somebody selling those.
     

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