Apple updates Macbook Airs mid-cycle with faster blade SSD’s

Apple has made a minor improvement on their Macbook Air, the ones released in October 2010 with newer SSD’s. The SSD’s are believed to be produced by Samsung, which would bring an improvement in speed for the paper-thin laptop. Toshiba was the original manufacturer of the Air’s flash-based storage, but it seems Apple has decided to move to Samsung’s speedier SSD’s. Samsung’s SSD manages up to 260MBps read and 210MBps write speeds compared to Toshiba’s 210MBps read and 185MBps write performance. This is an odd thing for Apple, since they hardly ever release revisions mid-cycle for any of their products. Could this mean that Apple has finally buckled under the pressure from other slim laptop manufacturers and decided to increase their rate of production? Probably not, Apple is most likely trying to change manufacturers to get away from Japanese production and move somewhere else until the country can recover.

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Ian Schwartz had written 137 articles for TEKNAMI

Hello, I'm Ian (eye-an) I was born in Recife, Brazil and raised in the fridge tundra of Minneapolis, MN USA. I graduated from Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL with an AA in Audio Recording Production and Engineering. I love tech, always have since I was a little tot and what better way to know more then to tell everyone else about it also. So here is teknami (tech-nah-me) Tek for tech and nami is a derivative of namesake.