OWC Offers SSD Upgrade for New 2012 MacBook Airs

Posted July 17, 2012 at 12:56pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 6496 views

OWC has debuted new Mercury Auro Pro drives which will let you upgrade the solid state drive (SSD) in your 2012 MacBook Air.

The Mercury Aura SSD line features SandForce DuraClass Technologies:
● DuraWrite extends the endurance of your Solid State Drive (SSD).
● Intelligent Block Management & Wear Leveling automatically distributes data evenly across the entire SSD.
● Intelligent Read Disturb Management spreads the active read/write across the flash components eliminating data corruption caused by constant use.
● Intelligent "Recycling" for advanced free space management gradually re-writes data across the SSD over time to ensure data never gets corrupted.
● RAISE (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements) protects the data on your drive similar to having a RAID setup.
● Best-in-Class ECC Protection for longest data retention and drive life.

To achieve the higher bandwidth potential of the SATA 6Gb/s bus standard, the OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express 6G SSDs utilize Synchronous Toggle NAND instead of commonly utilized Asynchronous NAND. Synchronous NAND enables reads and writes to be "synced" with the SSD processor's clock signal for maximum data throughput.

The SSD drive can be purchased in the following capacities:
● 120GB $167.99
● 180GB $224.99
● 240GB $319.99
● 480GB $644.99

They drives come with a Torx T-5 screwdriver and a Pentalobe compatible driver for installation and feature a 3 year OWC warranty.

Read More [via Electronista]


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Nogoodnick - July 18, 2012 at 1:45am
SSD. More like USA
Samsung=Shiite - July 17, 2012 at 1:06pm
Forgive my ignorance but aren't the MB airs non upgradeable once delivered to the end user??
JBRO - July 17, 2012 at 2:41pm
Technically yes, however, OWC allows the upgrades for SSDs only, not the RAM. RAM for MBAs are soldered in. Now, only if OWC can provide SSD upgrades for the MBPR, that would be super.
Samsung=Shiite - July 17, 2012 at 3:11pm
Very interesting. I assumed the SSD was also locked to down too :-) Thanks
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