We're guessing the folks at iFixit would love to get their spudgers into that swanky new Mac Pro Apple unveiled at WWDC 2013 on Monday, but until that time, we'll have to make do with the latest MacBook Air instead.
The current conventional logic with solid state drives goes as follows: they're new, they're cool, they're speedy, and they're expensive — but once you go SSD, it's incredibly hard to go back. This theory is fully proven with OCZ's new Vector solid state drive, the 256GB variant having occupied my mid-2011 MacBook Pro for a few weeks now and making me dread the day I have to send the review unit back.
It's always hard to say goodbye, but with solid-state storage (SSD) becoming cheaper and more prevalent, at least one major hard drive manufacturer is looking to ditch its fastest laptop hard drives later this year.
If you've got money to burn and are looking for maximum speed, you've likely ditched traditional hard drives for solid-state storage. But Western Digital wants you to take one more look at its shiny platters.
If you're looking for the highest-capacity solid-state storage to date but don't have nearly $1300 to spend on it, you may want to avert your gaze from this news post. Seriously, it will just make you want one.
After teasing us earlier this month with the possibility of a Thunderbolt-equipped Drobo, the company has taken the wraps off not one, but two such solutions, including a new "Mini" option driven by 2.5-inch laptop hard drives.
In addition to OS X Lion, Apple graced us with refreshed MacBook Air and Mac mini models last week, adding Intel Sandy Bridge processors and Thunderbolt I/O to the diminutive dynamic duo. But nothing is perfect, and there are a few things we’d like to change about the Mac mini in particular -- so read on and find out how.
In a move that was quite rather unannounced, it appears that Apple has opted to move to a speedier SSD for the MacBook Air. When exactly this transpired is unknown, but one thing for sure is that the Samsung SM128C model is a lot faster than MacBook Airs that are sporting the Toshiba TS128C model.
While everyone is anticipating new MacBook Pro models this week, no one really knows for sure what new features we might see. On Monday, a couple of possibilities surfaced involving a larger trackpad and dedicated SSD storage for Mac OS X system files to allow faster performance and startup.
You may recall the news late last month that a company named PhotoFast was producing 256GB upgrade kits for the new MacBook Air. As it turns out, Apple wasn’t too happy with the news, and now the company has been asked to stop.