Alternative to OWC Sandforce SSD? (MBA Mid-2012)

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by denizkoekden, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. denizkoekden macrumors newbie

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    Hello together,
    I just wanted to if there are any alternatives to the OWC PCI-e SSDs? As they use a Sandforce Controller which I read often about, is not the best Controller to have on a SSD.

    So I probably would spent that money on a SSD extension ( I bought my MBA 2nd Hand) but I would like to know which SSDs Typs does Apple built in to the MBA at Factory? Especially the Samsung SSDs, which Model-number to they have?

    Regards,
    Deniz
     
  2. robvas macrumors 68020

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    OWC doesn't make a PCI-E SSD for the MacBook Air.

    You generally want the OEM Samsung drives for the Air. You can find them on eBay.
     
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  5. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Even though they look similar, the 2012 Macbook Airs do not use a PCIe SSD. That is specific to the 2013 Air.
     
  6. denizkoekden thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I am from Germany so Europe fits fine. So what I am looking for are alternatives to the OWC SSDs as they use Sandforce Controllers and I read so many bad articles about them. Are they really that bad?

    Yes the Connector looked to me like mini PCIe :p
     
  7. robvas macrumors 68020

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    There really are no other choices between OEM Drives and the OWC drives. At one point Runcore announced a drive but I don't remember seeing them for sale anyone.
     

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