MacBook Air: 160GB SSD drives coming

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    That's a pretty significant bump in size there. I guess they'd knock down the smaller SSD in price and put the 160 up at the price you see today. That is wonderful and I assume for all those people who can't live with what they have today, we'll see some really great MB Airs for sale at a hell of a deal when compared to the original buying price.
  3. change macrumors member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Who knows...
    A/V pros

    Can't wait to have this in a MacBook Pro! I really want to see what these latest computers will do without being burdened by HDDs.
  4. twoodcc macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    good news for the MBA, but what about prices?
  5. gyumilly macrumors member

    Oct 3, 2007
    I agree. What about price??? No way I'll be paying $1K. Now 80GB SSD should be standard. :)
  6. MacSKY macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2008
    I think we will see significant price drops by the end of the year. Many memory manufacturers are releasing SSD drives in 2008. One I'm really looking forward to is Crucial. They have always made solid memory and have recently announced their line-up of SSD drives to be released sometime in '08. They have also had very competitive pricing as well on their memory, so hopefully they will be priced well in the SSD market too.
  7. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2007
    If they increase storage that much everybody would buy them, they would be shooting out in public like nobodys business. They would be college students main machines.
  8. MacsAttack macrumors 6502a

    Jul 2, 2006

    If Apple brings out a MBA with one of these puppies I'm going to be replacing my MacBook 6 months ahead of schedule. :D
  9. Silentwave macrumors 68000

    May 26, 2006
    Gainesville, FL
    1) they're SATA, so existing Air users are SOL (like me)
    2) I see nothing that says the SSDs are 5mm height, which I thought was the reason why not all 1.8" drives with the appropriate interface will fit.
  10. Beric macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2008
    Bay Area
    The Macbook Air is more and more looking like it will be my Macbook replacement in the years to come. The small HD and the cost of it are the main issues now, so let's keep this tech coming!

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