OWC Intros 480GB SSD for MacBook Air

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Other World Computing announced the immediate availability of its new Mercury Aura Pro Express 480GB solid state drive for Apple’s 2010-model MacBook Air. The upgrade is compatible with the 11- and 13-inch models, and is currently the largest capacity drive available for the Mac Book Air.

Mercury Aura Pro ExpressOWC’s Mercury Aura Pro Express for the MacBook Air

The Mercury Aura Pro uses SandForce technology to avoid drive performance degradation over time, and OWC says it offers up to 68 percent faster performance than the SSD drives Apple ships with the MacBook Air.

OWC’s Mercury Aura Pro Express 480GB is priced at US$1,579.99, and is available at the Mac Sales Web site. The drive is also available in 180GB capacity for $479.99, 240GB for $579.99, and 360GB for $1,179.99.

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2 Comments

geoduck

OWC?s Mercury Aura Pro Express 480GB is priced at US$1,579.99

Ouch.
I bought a 500Gb disk drive for my MacBook for ~$100. Solid State is great but damn, the price has to come down a bunch before I could make the jump..

(Yes I understand that the MacBook Air will only take SSD)

xmattingly

Solid State is great but damn, the price has to come down a bunch before I could make the jump..

I hear that. I’ve been eyeing OWC’s entry-priced 40GB drive for a while; I may cave in before too long and go for it.

I’m almost certain that drive was $10 cheaper just a few weeks ago - which I assume is an indicator that flash storage is still an emerging market and vendors are still figuring out how to balance their pricing against supply and demand.

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