Owc ssd

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ZipZap, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    For any interested...

    The OWC blade SSDs for MBA appear to be on sale.

    Largest savings on the 180 ($50) and 360 ($300) gig models.
     
  2. tech324 macrumors 6502

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  3. lcseds macrumors 6502a

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    Must be a dream. Price for those arn't going down like that any time soon.
     
  4. IngerMan macrumors 6502a

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    They do keep dropping. This is good news. I wonder how long it will take for the 240 GB to get under $350:rolleyes:
     
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  6. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    They have fallen a little. Mainly the 480 GB was $1499ish now $1266.
     
  7. IngerMan macrumors 6502a

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    the 360GB at $699 has came down a lot. The 180GB at $329 also, I believe the 180 was over $400 not that long ago.
     
  8. ZipZap thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yes, thank you these are the present sale prices I saw. Perhaps some thought the parened $$$ where the price but they indicated the price drop.

    Not saying they still aren't high...but lower.

    When you are the sole source, there is no incentive to drop prices dramtically.

    If OWC had competition...then the pricing would fall in line. Since there has been no other company willing to produce these chips in the after-market...the prices will in all likihood never drop to where most of you would like to seem them.
     
  9. aa521490 macrumors regular

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    Sata 2 ssd's.

    Will work with 2010 - 2011 MBAir's.

    Likely, OWC will release Sata 3 for 2011 MBAir.

    Hence, the price drop on Sata 2's.
     
  10. ZipZap thread starter macrumors 601

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    These blade drives are not SATA.
     
  11. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Don't confuse the physical and logical interfaces.
    They may have a different connector, but they are most certainly SATA.

    aa521490 care to elaborate on the expected advantages of SATA3 SSDs in a single-drive environment? I understand if moving lots of data to/from a Thunderbolt RAID device, but other than that what would be the significant differences in typical real world usage?
     

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