Intel Announces 310 SSD Series - Adopts m-SATA Form Factor Used in MBA

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  1. Hellhammer Moderator

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  2. KPOM macrumors G5

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    This is good to hear. That should mean that there will be a nice replacement SSD market for the MacBook Air. It should also mean that these drives will become commonplace.
     
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    Actually, I'm checking the Intel specs, and they say the dimensions are (newsroom.intel.com/servlet/.../Intel_SSD_310_Series_Product_Brief.pdf):

    "Full-sized m-SATA form factor (50.80 mm x 29.85 mm)
    Less than 4.85 mm thick"

    But the toshiba SSDs that fit in the Macbook Air are (http://www.toshiba.com/taec/news/press_releases/2010/memy_10_604.jsp):

    64 and 128 GB:
    "Width: 24.0 mm
    Height: 2.2 mm
    Length: 108.9 mm"

    256 GB:
    "Width: 24.0 mm
    Height: 3.7mm
    Length: 108.9 mm"

    So, unless they are measuring dimensions differently, I have a bad feeling the Intel won't fit in the Macbook Air. Do anyone know more than this?
     
  5. weckart macrumors 68040

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    These appear to be the same size as the wifi cards found in most laptops and small format computers. Interesting, if Intel can keep the price down.
     
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