Crucial announces SSD

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  1. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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  2. Mydel macrumors 6502a

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    And why you think Apple will use that SSD? They buy in bulk from major chip vendor not from crucial...
     
  3. JML42691 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    ^Never really thought of that, I guess that it was just a sign of possible things to come.
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    You know that Crucial is a major chip vendor, right? They're the retail arm of Micron.
     
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    I didn't know that. But I thought they have a long term deal with Samsung and some other SK company
     
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    Apple includes Micron RAM in some of its computers. It seems to be "luck of the draw".
     
  7. anotherarunan macrumors 6502

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    out of interest, is there anyway people could put these in normal laptops such as the macbook/pro, or is that totally out of the question?
     
  8. e12a macrumors 68000

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    it is possible, however the price of a 64 GB drive makes it extremely expensive. It would make a MBP several hundred dollars more expensive. You get ~100 GB more with a conventional drive.
     
  9. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    How could this enable a "slim" design. It is exactly the same size and form as a standard disk drive. It is not smaller.

    This would however be perfect for a DIY upgrade. For all those people who have a mac and want a flash based version. Just buy this the drop it in.
     
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    Yeah a dude from engadget did, but the drive is very expensive.
     
  11. anotherarunan macrumors 6502

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    so if people hold out for a good 1.5/2 years....these things will be the best thing to put into your macbook in terms of upgradability?
     
  12. pamon macrumors 6502

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    love the capabilities of SSD but the price will kill it for at least a yr.
     

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