Sure, the recently launched MacBook Air mini-laptop from Apple has a super fast solid state disk which is smaller, lighter, and faster than a typical hard drive, helping the computer boot OS X in just 15 seconds and resume from sleep pretty much instantly. But wouldn’t it be ncie if it were, I don’t know, say… 30% faster?

A company called PhotoFast is offering an SSD upgrade kit for the MacBook Air which does two things. First, it allows you to put a 256GB SSD in the 11.6 inch MacBook Air. Normally that model tops out at 128GB. Second, PhotoFast promises that the upgraded module offers a 30% performance boost, with sequential read and write speeds up to 250MB/s and random read/write speeds of 50MB/s and 30MB/s respectively.

The upgrade kits will also come in 64GB and 128GB capacities.

Oh yeah… there’s one more thing. The SSD actually comes with a SSD to USB 3.0 adapter. This lets you copy all of your old files and settings over to the new SSD before swapping out the storage. When you’re done, you can keep your old Apple SSD and stick it in the adapter for use as a super-speedy USB flash drive.

No word on pricing or availability yet.

via Akihabara News

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2 replies on “PhotoFast offers SSD upgrades for the new MacBook Air”

  1. Somewhat silly since the Air doesn’t have 3.0, but useful none-the-less.

    1. May be they are assuming Apple will use the same form factor SSD for other products that will have USB 3.0 or just want to be future proof.

      The adapter, with the old drive, can be used with other systems in any case where USB 3.0 may be taken advantage of. Or it can come in handy when you eventually stop using the MBA but still can find use for the SSD.

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