Transcend JetDrive 500 and MacBook Air 2010 11" Model

Dracoy

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Thanks, not quite. I'm only looking for specifics on the JetDrive 500 with the 2010 models.

These run at 3 GB/s not 6 GB/s so they should have significantly less read/write speed. I'm just curious how much better it is compared to my current MacAir 2010 model.
 
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flowrider

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^^^^Well another one:mad: Sorry I wasted my time replying to your question. Seems like you want to be held by the hand. If you take the time to scan the thread i referenced you'll see that it does mention the JetDrive 500.

Lou
 
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Dracoy

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^^^^Well another one:mad: Sorry I wasted my time replying to your question. Seems like you want to be held by the hand. If you take the time to scan the thread i referenced you'll see that it does mention the JetDrive 500.

Lou
I did search the forums for certain key words. That thread did come up. And I did see the exact post you provided.

But again, I'm looking for a different model of JetDrive and MacAir which people say they feel is faster but I'm hoping to see if anyone has the black magic numbers.

I'm not sure why you would get mad because your reply was not what I was looking for.... which is why I posted this thread.
 
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FuNGi

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What speeds should I expect for the Mac Air 2010 11" model and

Transcend JetDrive 500 240GB SATA III SSD Upgrade Kit for Macbook Air SSD (Late 2010 - Mid 2011)

http://www.amazon.com/Transcend-JetDrive-240GB-Upgrade-Macbook/dp/B00JKCHNQS/ref=cm_cd_ql_qh_dp_t

It seems the speeds listed are for 6G and not the 3G SATA.
I get 210/250 Write/Read for the 480 GB version of that Transcend drive in my my late 2010 13" MBA. Not amazing, not on par with my rMBP, but plenty fast for day-to-day use.
 
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Dracoy

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I get 210/250 Write/Read for the 480 GB version of that Transcend drive in my my late 2010 13" MBA. Not amazing, not on par with my rMBP, but plenty fast for day-to-day use.
Thanks FuNGi - that is exactly what I was looking for.

I'll pull up my report when I get home to compare for other users who may be curious in the future.
 
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asoksevil

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It would be interesting to compare it against the OWC Aura Express. Does anybody know about any benchmark? OWC or Transcend?

How's the 210/250 compared to Apple's original SSD (Toshiba)?
 
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Dracoy

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I get 210/250 Write/Read for the 480 GB version of that Transcend drive in my my late 2010 13" MBA. Not amazing, not on par with my rMBP, but plenty fast for day-to-day use.



Here is the base 2010 11 inch.
 
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Dracoy

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Bought one installed fine. Here are the numbers.

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Worth the upgrade.Watching streaming videos isn't choppy anymore!
 
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Dracoy

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That's great news. I'm thinking on getting one as well.

Any noticeable differences in battery life?
Good question.

I get 4-5 hours full charge but the battery is also 4 years old now.



I think I'm getting 1 hour less battery with the new HD, hard to tell.
 
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tmarks11

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Bought one installed fine. Here are the numbers... Worth the upgrade.Watching streaming videos isn't choppy anymore!
Are those numbers on a 2010 MBA11?

EDIT: Never mind, I just realized that you answered your own question that you asked in the original post.

I am going to have to go buy one of those... my 2010 MBA11 is starting to stutter a little bit. $170 to get another few years of life out of it would be awesome.

What size did you get? It seems that the larger drives are faster than the smaller drives.
 
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