USB 3.0 and 256GB SSD (sandforce controller) upgrade kit on the new 11" MBA!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Jobsian, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. mattpreston11 macrumors 6502a

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  2. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    Just waiting for a similar announcement for the 13" MBA. Hopefully there will be an option to take it to 512 GB.
     
  3. KPOM macrumors G5

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    If priced right, and if the performance is for real, this could be a useful alternative to buying Apple's 256GB SSD. BTW, there are about 3 or 4 threads on this. Perhaps one of the mods should merge them?
     
  4. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't give it USB 3.0. It turns the old module into a USB 3.0 stick.
     
  5. Gordy macrumors 6502a

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    I cannot see the point of making the usb upgrade usb 3.0 when the mba doesn't support it.

    Seems to be a silly idea. The upgrades for the ssd though make great sense.
     
  6. DeepIn2U macrumors 68040

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    I read the article stating AIR USB3.0, so your old SSD chip is inserted into this product and is USB connected, but also USBAir as well (wireless USB)??
     
  7. fs454 macrumors 65816

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    What? it's just a USB stick. Also, why did you bump this old topic? These have been taken off the market over a month ago.
     
  8. Cerano macrumors 6502

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    i wouldnt get it

    first of all, SF drives die without TRIM which Mac OSX doesnt have due to the lack of aggressive garbage collection.

    Secondly, given the lower level of parallelism and optimisation of fireware by apple, i am pretty sure that it will start up more slowly

    lastly and perhaps the most important reason, SF drives are terrible at incompressible media. Very very bad. And since you mac users do alot of video, music and photo editing this would suck for you. The stock drive will outgun the SF.

    That said, the increase in capacity may be worth it for some of you
     

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