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Other World Computing has just released the 480GB Mercury Aura Pro Express Solid State Drive for MacBook Air. If you’ve already outgrown the SSD that came with your MacBook Air,
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    Default OWC Now Offering 480 GB SSD For Late 2010 MacBook Air Models


    Other World Computing has just released the 480GB Mercury Aura Pro Express Solid State Drive for MacBook Air. If you’ve already outgrown the SSD that came with your MacBook Air, then this may be just the thing for you. It’s also quite a bit faster than the SSD’s that Apple now ships with current MacBook Air models.

    With transfer speeds of up to 275 MB/s, they’re 68% faster than the SSD’s from Apple. These drives are also available in 180 GB, 240 GB and 360 GB versions as well. They don’t come cheap, however, as the 180 GB drive will set you back $480 and the 480 GB drive costs a whopping $1,579.99. That’s about the same price as a well-equipped 13.3-inch MacBook Air model, but if you’ve got the cash and require a speedy SSD, then OWC has you covered.

    Mercury Aura Pro Express SSD’s are compatible with both the 11.6-inch MacBook Air model and the 13.3-inch version as well. Currently, these systems ship with either 64 GB, 128 GB or 256 GB SSD’s. That may be fine for most of us, but it’s nice to know that upgrades are available if you need something larger and faster than stock SSD’s.

    The company also states, “OWC SSD with Durawrite™ Technology, optimizes writes to the flash memory over conventional controllers increasing the overall endurance and reliability of the complete SSD. Highly intelligent block management and wear leveling also extends the overall endurance.” These drives also feature Chip Based Data Encryption that is 128-bit AES-compliant and include TRIM support as well. They also come with a three-year warranty. Not bad if you can afford it.

    Source: TUAW
    Last edited by Wiley John Wright; 05-06-2011 at 07:33 PM.

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    Perhaps "a bit faster" instead of "a bit fastest"

    Cool. Now hopefully it's just a matter of time before these become more affordable.

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    fixed it, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiley John Wright View Post
    fixed it, thanks.
    np

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    $1600 is way too much. I'm still using the 1st gen macbook air with 80GB hard drive. I would like to upgrade to 64gb or 128gb SSD. Does anybody have a used SSD?

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    Thats super big but a super improvement
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    Lol, what a rip off. Not worth it at all!

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    Cool , the main reason i bought a macbook pro was because the gb's were too low on a macbook air , least now when i upgrade in the future i know i can finally get a macbook air

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    The Air is not really meant to be a main media PC. My 256GB SSD is just fine for my needs. I stream all my media from my tower with 3.5TB of HD space.
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    Well I bought the 64GB 11" Mac Book Air for $949 and picked up the OWC 240GB SSD and slipped it in. Works wonderful! Now I wouldn't use this as my one and only computer, but it is nice to have at work and be able to put a considerable amount of iTunes on it for work. Fast shipment and easy install...just sayin.

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    That's a massive SSD. Can't wait until they come down in price! I would love to have one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiley John Wright View Post
    the 480 GB drive costs a whopping $1,579.99.
    That thing cost more than my car!

    I wouldn't need the space anyway, my computer has a 250gb hd and in 3 years I've only used 50GB (includes two operating systems).

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