Rev A 256GB 1.8" ZIF SSD for sale

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by justit, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. justit macrumors 6502a

    Dec 1, 2007
  2. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
  3. glitch44 macrumors 65816

    Feb 28, 2006
  4. spacecadet610 macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2006
    ouch. i'm sure prices will drop like crazy in the next couple years.
  5. justit thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 1, 2007
    It fits the iPod classic which should be the right size
  6. ninjadex macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2004
    Wow, SSD drives are really starting to pick up momentum. This was a long time coming.
  7. h1d macrumors regular

    Nov 30, 2008
    SSD is right now in the evolving moment, so unless you want it now, you can wait 6-12 months and things(stability/capacity/cost ratio vs capacity/speed) double (maybe not the speed but it can still do improve much considering Intel one's bloody fast but expensive) and most OS isn't smart enough to handle SSD (or its firmware) properly, like you should get rid of page file off Windows XP and indexing service off etc etc to avoid sporadic tiny freezes, not sure what one should do with OS X though to tune it. (Maybe it already is, considering it's built within the product.)

    Afaik, does it matter to be SLC or MLC anymore? I haven't researched so much, but MLC's lack of life span is more or less fixed and it's usually faster, less expensive... But I could be missing something.
  8. fteoath64 macrumors regular


    Nov 16, 2008
    The pricing is still not reasonable enough. Since the manufacturers are delaying shipment by more than 2 quarters, I expect by July/Aug 09, there is going to be a serious price war on SSD drives. By then the "big boys" like Seagate and WD will be in the race and the smaller time players will be squeezed seriously for price competitiveness.

    If :apple: has any sense at all, they ought to be offering 64GB abd 128GB as discrete upgrade items in their store. No one company will have a monopoly on SSD drives.
  9. descartes macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2006
    its only a matter of time until the prices and sizes get more reasonable
  10. spaceballl macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2003
    San Francisco, CA
    The first link doesn't work anymore - is that product still available?
  11. mcpryon2 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2008
  12. justit thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 1, 2007
    Yes they updated their page since I posted the link.

    So all you need to do is cut a hole at the bottom of your MBA ;)
  13. Halon X macrumors regular

    Sep 22, 2005
    Malibu, CA
    I had a girl as me that once!
  14. justit thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 1, 2007
    off topic:
    So she was wondering? :D

    back on topic:
    Does anyone know if the connector is the right LIF type? I'll post pics on my modded MBA if someone can verify :)
  15. mcpryon2 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2008

    I had a girlfriend joke for that one, too...more like a lack-of-girlfriend joke.
  16. Nak macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2008
    Portland, OR
    This is the RunCore unit and as stated in another thread, it's a 5V unit so it will never work in an MBA no matter how thin it is.

  17. metoo88 macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2011
    wow, SSD price in 2008 was so crazy. now 1.8" ZIF 256GB price is nearly half down. u can see some at USD650 around in Ebay or Amazon.
  18. FridayNight macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2011
    Yes it's so amazing that the SSD price dropped so much during the two years.

    I just found this 1.8" ZIF SSD just need 609$, much lower than you see on ebay or amazon!

    And i believe the price will keep dropping!

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