Intel 128GB SSD - who's gonna put one in their MBA?

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  1. macanudo macrumors regular

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    CNet has a blog article on intel's 128GB SSD, slated for the 2nd quarter 2008
    http://blogs.cnet.com/8301-13924_1-9888760-64.html

    Anyone thinking about upgrading their MBA (either 80GB HD or 64GB SSD) when this puppy comes out (or at least when the price is reasonable)? The HD is definitely the biggest bottleneck of the MBA, so I am going to give a SSD upgrade a serious thought when prices are more reasonable. Another interesting point is that Intel is claiming a 3.0GB/sec performance mark, which eclipses the present day 100MB/sec that Samsung is aiming for.
     
  2. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    didn't read the article. Is this one thin enough? AFAIK, so far, other 3rd party 128's are not.
     
  3. macanudo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, they will be offering both 1.8" and 2.5" SSD's
     
  4. Mactagonist macrumors 6502a

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    Hopefully it will be 1.8" 5mm height with the ZIF connector. Boy the Air is particular!
     
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    Yeah, even though I consider myself an "early adopter", I still can't buy a SSD and hopefully as prices come down in a year or so, I hope that this 1.8" SSD will increase the performance of the MBA's main bottleneck, the HD.
     
  6. Tom J macrumors regular

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    Intel is talking about SATA drives. The current PATA interface in the Air won't offer the speeds that Intel is describing. Do we even know if Intel will offer the drives in PATA?

    Apple's going to have to revise the Air's motherboard to SATA to make any appreciable difference.

    Makes me wonder why Apple went with PATA in the first place.
     
  7. Scott6666 macrumors 65816

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    Clearing out the stock?

    I think Apple had a few warehouses full of iPod drives they weren't going to be able to sell as everyone goes to Touch. Had to find some way to dump 'em. Tie 'em to a sexy laptop and people might complain a bit but they'll buy them. Seems to have worked. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Mactagonist macrumors 6502a

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    From AnandTech.com review of the macbook Air

     
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    I Think Intel said gonna make an 80GB SSD @ 5mm 1.8" available.

    so this means for the next revision macbook air, their will be a 80GB SSD option.
     
  11. Mactagonist macrumors 6502a

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    That is an odd size. All the SSDs I have seen followed the 8/16/32/64/96/128/256/... pattern.
     

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