Solid State Drive Performance

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by tech324, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. tech324 macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2010
    I wonder if the new Macbook Airs will have faster SSD drives? Everyone talks about CPU, but I am curious about the SSD drive having better read/write performance than the current model.
  2. Beaverman3001 macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2010
    Doubtful, but you never know. I honestly expect them to use the same exact SSDs except possibly higher capacities.
  3. Peteman100 macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2011
    Berkeley, CA
    They might move to a new controller if one of the big OEMs (Samsung, Toshiba) has one available
  4. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    IIRC, a few months ago, the "current model" started shipping with faster drives. I guess Apple doesn't need a device refresh to bump that component. :)

    Some MacBook Airs Shipping with Faster SSDs
  5. reputationZed macrumors 65816

    Mar 9, 2011
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    I wouldn't get overly concerned about a faster SSD. Other than some of the gen 1 controllers SSD's represent a significant performance increase over spinning disk HHD's. The delta between a good SSD and a top of the line SSD is not that significant in terms of real world performance. SSD's don't need to get faster, they need to get bigger at a lower cost per GB.

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