Initially derided as too expensive and rather than a niche product, the MacBook Air has evolved with the latest update in the autumn of last year, a real mainstream product, both the 13.3 as well as the 11 "model Hardwareluxx-test, we have already looked at, a special feature of the current model is the flash memory with mSATA interface.
The 11 MacBook Air is to get 64 or 128 GB SSD, the larger 13 model with 128 or 256 GB, this should in most cases more than sufficient in capacity, but an autograph upgrade is often clearly most favorable. We have looked at the OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express with 180 GB a closer and want to describe the installation as detailed as possible whether, in addition to the higher capacity and performance can be improved, we test it in the appropriate benchmarks.
Apple makes the user is not always easy when it comes to memory to expand or replace the hard drive, just the MacBook Air is a prime example - the memory is soldered to the SSD and limited by the mSATA interface options also. A few days after the official launch of the MacBook Air offer PhotoFast announced an alternative to flash memory too, but the offer was because of litigation with Apple set quickly.
Currently, Other World Computing are the only known manufacturer of an alternative flash memory for the new MacBook Air, the OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express is available in capacities of 180 GB , 240 GB , 360 GB and 480 GB at 13" MacBook Air, there are from 128 to 256 GB.
Net reduction in the price is worth the upgrade using the OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express is not, therefore, remains what is the advantage of greater capacity and higher performance promised. Whether the SSD can keep this promise, however, have the benchmarks to prove it, before we talk more about it but want to, now follows a detailed description of the SSD-exchange.