Which SSD for my MBA Late 2010 11"?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by appleuserfan, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. appleuserfan macrumors member

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    Hi all,

    i'm here again, this time for a SSD Upgrade.

    My MBA (late 2010, 1.4 ghz, 2gb ram, 11") come with 64 GB of "flash" memory. Yes, not enough.

    So i have to buy an SSD of 120 GB for my MBA.

    I just saw this

    TRANSCEND JETDRIVE 500 SSD http://www.amazon.it/Transcend-JetD...2&keywords=transcend+jetdrive+ssd+macbook+air



    OWC 120GB AURA PRO 6G SSD http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/SSDAP116K120/



    Which is better of these two? Transcend offer for the same price (euro for me, i'm italian) 240 GB of space...
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I would go with the Transcend for sure. The OWC unit uses a Sandforce controller that has not been particularly reliable and has slow speeds with incompressible data.
     
  3. flowrider macrumors 601

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  4. appleuserfan thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok so definitely Transcend!
    Thank you all guys :cool:;):apple:
     
  5. appleuserfan thread starter macrumors member

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    Final question: i just read that transcend ssd 500 (the one i will buy) is slower than the oem ssd (in my mba is the samsung)...what do you think? Are fast enough?
     
  6. flowrider macrumors 601

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    ^^^^My 2012 480GB Transcend MBA results.

    Lou
     

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  8. flowrider macrumors 601

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    It's the model 520 for the 2012 MBA. The differences between the different drives is the fitment for different models. My review is here:

    Lou
     
  9. appleuserfan thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok definitely Transcend!!!

    Thank You all guys
     

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