There is hope for the MBA and 128 GB SSD!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by GoCubsGo, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Toshiba announced their Portege R500-S5007V, which is a 12.1" protable with a 128gb SSD. The price point is $3000, but this can only mean the 128 SSD is coming to the MBA soon enough. At what price? Who knows, but since I secretly want one, I think this would be the push in the direction to get me to buy one. Even at $3000 though this seems like a decent deal, if it only ran OSX. :)
  2. r6girl Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Sep 6, 2003
    hard drive size is the only thing holding me back from going out and buying a macbook air right this minute (it would be my only computer as i'd sell my current macbook to cover some of the upgrade cost). i'd be happy with a larger normal hard drive, though an SSD would be quite nice. here's to hoping apple crams a larger drive into this puppy soon!
  3. kabunaru Guest

    Jan 28, 2008
    It would at least cost $4799. :(
  4. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    That thing looks chunky.

    I wonder if that's a true 128 GB SSD or just two 64 GB models tied together with software.

    Also, just 1.33 ghz CPU -- you always have to compromise somewhere.
  5. GoCubsGo thread starter macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Very true on that. But I am not sure about the 64gb drives x 2. I guess we'll have to wait for some dork to take it apart and post pics!
    Of course it is chunky, Apple has quite the market on thin...until the Voodoo thing comes out. :)
  6. Roller macrumors 68020

    Jun 25, 2003
    It's a 128GB SSD, but it's SATA (the MBA's is PATA), and I'm not sure if it's small enough to fit into the Air's case.

    As more and more laptops with 128GB SSDs come on the market, Apple is going to have to follow suit, even if it means changing interfaces or (gasp!) making the enclosure a mm or two thicker.
  7. cherry su macrumors 65816

    cherry su

    Feb 28, 2008
    You would need an ATA version, not SATA (unless you're a pro solderer) and a boatload of cash :)

    (edit) shoot, i just noticed the person above me just mentioned the connectivity issue
  8. jflamm macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2008
    Portege R500 has room for a full 2.5 inch drive which is probably what they are using. It won't fit in the MBA.

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