SSD Size Predictions for the 2012 Air Refresh??

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Mike07335i, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. Mike07335i macrumors member

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    Do you guys think apple will bump the base 128G SSD in the 13" air to something a bit higher? Maybe 180?

    Thoughts?

    Mike
     
  2. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    I think they'll probably keep the same sizes by default, especially since it looks like prices will be dropping a bit from the leaked price lists.

    We might see 512GB as a build-to-order option though.
     
  3. Mal macrumors 603

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    I'd be a little surprised if they did so. The target market for the MacBook Air doesn't need a lot of storage, so there'd be little benefit to Apple in doing so. At most, we might see a new high-end 512GB option, but I'd be fairly surprised by that as well.

    jW
     
  4. Woodcrest64 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd like to see 8Gb of ram as an option for running vm fusion or parallels on the air.
     
  5. Mjmar macrumors 65816

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    I think the standard SSD sizes will remain the same, although I'm hoping that the 256gb. model will drop in price. A $300 difference for only 128gb more is a bit unreasonable.
     
  6. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    128 minimum for both 11 and 13"

    256 maximum for the 11"

    384 maximum for the 13"
     
  7. PVisitors macrumors 6502a

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    Depends entirely on what happens with the Macbook Pro 13". If it stays, then the SSD capacity will remain as it is in the current models. If it is axed then I can see them increasing SSD capacity to try make up for those who would have normally chosen a Pro over the Air.

    One thing I do want to see is user upgradeable RAM. I know it's very unlikely though, unfortunately.
     
  8. jmoore5196 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, at 512GB, I'll upgrade. But when I look at 512GB SSDs at retail, I'm dissuaded from thinking we'll see an MBA with that size SSD anytime soon.

    I have to make serious storage compromises at 128, and I still have to be careful at 256. At 512, with decent graphics capabilities, I could find a new home for my i7 MBP.

    I'd like nothing better than to do that, but I cannot imagine it will actually happen with the 2012 refresh.
     
  9. Mike07335i thread starter macrumors member

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    I am hoping for 180 as the base and 384 as the top. My 2011 with 128 is at critical HD space so this time around I will have to opt for more, so hoping its still the base model..

    Upgradable RAM would be a nice addition as well.

    Mike
     
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  11. iWantThat macrumors member

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    Wow, it will be hard to fit more than a couple songs if this is true ;)

    I would expect there to be a higher priced, build to order, model that has north of 256 GB. Atleast I hope so.
     
  12. theSeb macrumors 604

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    lol. Oops. I don't know what went wrong there. :eek: :eek:
     
  13. Higgs1 macrumors 6502

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    I'm hoping for a 512gb BTO. I ditched my MBP a few months ago looking to switch from an air, and it had a 500gb hdd in it. Really wanna stay away from having to utilize an external but still have my music/movie/tv collection on my air lol

    we'll see what happens
     
  14. Zetaprime macrumors 65816

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    The amount of storage in my MBA isn't that relevant to me since I have plenty of storage on my home network, which also serves as a personal cloud. I have the 256 gig model and that's plenty. I only keep it about 50% full since it's mostly apps. Data gets moved off to other wireless storage and it can be accessed from anywhere.
     
  15. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Looks as though I was right about the size (I obviously meant GB, not MB :eek:)

    Nice to see 8 GB of RAM. I may be tempted.
     
  16. KylePowers macrumors 68000

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    What software do you use to do this?
     
  17. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Check this out guys... more rumours... this time on the 13" Air

    MD231LL/A – MBAIR 13.3/1.8/4/128FLASH-USA
    MD232LL/A – MBAIR 13.3/1.8/4/256FLASH-USA
    MD846LL/A – MBAIR 13.3/2.0/8/512FLASH-USA

    512 GB SSD? Well, I'll eat my humble pie and hat if this is true.
     
  18. FutureBlake macrumors newbie

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    AND those are rumored to be the speedy SATA 3 SSDs. I'm drooling...:eek:
     
  19. KylePowers macrumors 68000

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    That's gonna be one very expensive MBA! 8GB upgrade will probably run close to $200. 512GB upgrade will... sheesh, I don't even know how much that'd cost!
     
  20. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68000

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    Guessing both would add about $1K in BTO costs.
     
  21. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    8 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD....

    Didn't MBA used to go for $2799 a while back? :)
     

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