SATA3 in the new Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by atMac, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. atMac macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone think that the new Air will have SATA3? If so what are the odds that Apple will include an SATA3 Flash drive?
     
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    SATA 6Gb/s is quite likely since the chipset features two SATA 6Gb/s ports but I doubt the SSD will be 6Gb/s. The SSDs in other 2011 Macs are 3Gb/s, even though the interface is SATA 6Gb/s.
     
  3. atMac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is it safe to assume it will have 1333MHz memory also?
     
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    I would say yes. It won't make a difference though.
     
  5. Apple Expert macrumors 65816

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    SATA3, yes. But it will still be a SATA2 ssd.
     
  6. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    Well, at the very least it opens up the door for a 3rd party 6.0Gbps SSD. So I guess there is some benefit.
     
  7. JR1993 macrumors regular

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    are air SSD;s replaceable, or are they souldered to the board?
     
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    They are replaceable.

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  9. JR1993 macrumors regular

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    Thanks, but theyre not normal SSDs are they????
     
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    Nope. They are mSATA SSDs (also known as blade SSDs). Basically, they use the physical connector of Mini PCIe but the signal is SATA. There are some other brands selling mSATA SSDs for MBAs, e.g. OWC. mSATA SSDs are certainly becoming more popular all the time though.
     

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