OWC ssd or used pulled ssd?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ilikewhey, May 16, 2017.

  1. ilikewhey macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2014
    nyc upper east
    hey gents, i'm trying to breath some new life into my mid 2013 mba. i scored a deal for a 240gb owc ssd for 160 new, however one thing keep bothering me, owc ssd doesn't support trim and thats not owc's fault but apple doesn't allow trim for 3rd party ssd. i could spend another 40 bucks and get a pulled ssd from another macbook, but its likely used and 40 bucks more expensive. which do you guys recommend?
  2. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

    May 1, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    Go for the genuine Apple drive.
    Apple now allows enabling trim on 3rd party drives so the problem with the OWC is a hardware problem not an Apple one.
    And the reviews I've seen also show serious performance problems with the OWC.
  3. kohlson macrumors 68000

    Apr 23, 2010
    Me, I would go with the Apple drive if you have that option. That said, I installed OWC SSDs as capacity upgrades into MBA for my wife (programmer) and daughter (movie collector). They've worked well for years.
  4. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    All of the OWC SSDs I've used or recommended that others use in Airs have failed. 4 in total. I'd buy a used Apple one before buying any SSD from OWC.

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