OWC Announces 6Gb/s Blade SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jayhawk11, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. jayhawk11 macrumors 6502a

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  2. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    I'm happy with my speed.

    In a couple of years these drives will be 384 and 512GB and that's what I'd like to move to.
     
  3. komoornik macrumors regular

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    GG for all the people that recently bought SATA2 drives from OWC for the 2011 MBA's, because they wanted speed.
     
  4. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Hopefully if/when I need more space on my Air in 2-3 yrs they'll have a 512GB or 768GB model (for the price of the 240GB today).
     
  5. zzz99 macrumors regular

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    I am more concern about if we can use the Apple SSD for other desktop/laptop, it is really a waste if I can't use it for other computer...

    Is there any adapter in the market that can convert it to regular SATA port?


    The price only dropped ~30% since the 1st generation of the SSD...

     
  6. orfeas0 macrumors 6502a

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    While searching about upgrading a MBP to ssd, I found out you can use your old Hard Drive as an external with usb connection (and a case).
    It's probably the same with the ssd. Buy a case, put it in and connect with usb (or maybe, some day, with thunderbolt!)
     
  7. zzz99 macrumors regular

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    For the regular 2.5" hdd, yes.

    But not this special Apple SSD card...

     
  8. jsolares macrumors 6502a

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    there currently are no cases for the blade ssd's in the air, owc said they were developing one but so far no news :(

    scratch that, it seems they were introduced silently (or at least i hadn't noticed XD) http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/SSD/OWC/Aura_Pro_Express
     
  9. zzz99 macrumors regular

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    Oh right, it is there! But... I wish there is an adapter for desktop... it is still a waste to use a 250MB read speed SSD as USB2.0...(since there is no FW on MBA...)
     
  10. jsolares macrumors 6502a

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    It says it includes special sata adaptor, no idea if it's removable from the enclosure tho. at least it's usb 3.0 for when macs do support it :)
     
  11. zzz99 macrumors regular

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    Apple will focus on ThunderBolt, I guess... I will forget this upgrade... and save the $ for the next MBA.

     

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