new intel ssd 300gb for the macbook air 4th quarter 2010

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by couto27, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. couto27 macrumors 6502

    Nov 10, 2008
    some good news for macbook air users.

    intel will refresh their line of 2,5 and 1.8 ssd
    xbitlabs is publishing that intel by the end of the year 2010 will release 1,8 ssd with more capacity, between 100gb and 300gb .
    Current and future macbook air users will have one more option for their light air.

    Currently runcore iv leads the market with their fabulous prices and performance , will be nice to see if intel will beat runcore in performance and price.

    until them runcore iv is the best option, price/performance/reliable ,highly recommended for the macbook air rev A,B&C

    heres the link:
  2. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    The current 1.8" Intel SSDs cannot fit in a MacBook Air. There's a size requirement beyond the disk platter size of 1.8 inches.
  3. couto27 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 10, 2008
    oh really ? i wasnt aware of that...thanks
  4. Bobjob186 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2005
    Laguna Beach
    plus, there isn't a mini or micro sata connection on the macbook air.
  5. Mactagonist macrumors 65816

    Feb 5, 2008
    NYC - Manhattan
    and IIRC intel has no plans to support the oddball connector used by the air.
  6. Thiol macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2008
    SATA-LIF. Oh man.
  7. Scottsdale macrumors 601


    Sep 19, 2008
    The MBA could get a new connector with its next revision. Actually, it's a simple fix and one that will make sense if alternative options exist for Apple. I believe Apple forces LIF onto MBA users so they don't have the option to go tear apart their MBA and install another model.

    It makes sense, Apple was getting a hefty premium for the SSD model when introduced in rev B MBA with 1.86 GHz CPU upgrade and a 128 GB SSD by Samsung with LIF connector. It cost a whole $700 more for the SSD bump. Surely Apple did the LIF connector to eliminate problems and loss of revenues. It took a long time for a third-party competitor to come up with a solution, Runcore.

    I would love to see an MBA that had two RAM slots to accept up to 8 GB of RAM, and I would love a standard SATA connector and 1.8" standard drive acceptance. I would think maybe the time is right to introduce both of those with the next MBA. Apple will need to capitalize on tech enthusiasts who have fallen in love with the MBA but need more flexibility to conform to their needs. This is still a premium market and the MBA could really shine with just a few alternatives and BTO options to broaden the range of MBA buyers.

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