• Home
  • Mac
  • News
  • OWC Launches First SSD Upgrades for 2012 MacBook Air

OWC Launches First SSD Upgrades for 2012 MacBook Air

OWC Launches First SSD Upgrades for 2012 MacBook Air

Following the release of the new 2012 MacBook Air models, an iFixit teardown noted that Apple had altered the design of the blade SSD in the new models, making it impossible for consumers to upgrade. OWC has now announced the first SSD upgrades designed for the 2012 MacBook Airs.

From the press release:

Other World Computing (OWC®) http://www.macsales.com, a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, announced today the OWC Mercury Aura® Pro as the industry’s first high-performance Solid State Drive upgrade for 2012 MacBook® Air computers. Available in four sizes — 120GB, 180GB, 240GB, and 480GB capacities starting at $167.99 — the Mercury Aura Pro utilizes award-winning SandForce® technologies and Tier 1 Synchronous NAND to deliver sustained data rates over 500MB/s.

It’s unclear why Apple chose an alternate design for the SSD in the 2012 MacBook Air, or why they chose separate SSD form factors for the MacBook Air versus the new Retina MacBook Pro  (other than to force people to buy upgraded drives from them?), but it’s good to know that there’s now an option out there for consumers.

The drives can achieve speeds of up to 500MB/s, come in sizes up to 480GB, and are available now from OWC (full range of models will be available in early August). And, as expected, they only work with the 2012 MacBook Air.

Related

  1. Apple Becomes America’s Third Largest PC Maker, Will Ship 4 Million Macs In Q3
  2. MacTrast Deals: The Corel Painter 2018 Upgrade Bundle
  3. New Drone Video Shows Current Status of Apple’s Campus 2 Project
  4. Install Disk Creator 1.0 Simplifies the Process of Creating a Bootable OS X Installer
  5. Possible New ‘Aperture X’ Mentioned In Amazon Book Title
  6. Report: Apple Spends Mere $500K Lobbying in Q2, Well Behind Google
Apple Giveaways

iPhone X Giveaway

$999

Enter

MacBook Pro Giveaway

$1499.00

Enter

10.5″ iPad Pro Giveaway

$649.00

Enter

iPhone 8 Plus Giveaway

$800.00

Enter
Share