Other World Computing today announced the launch of new 1 TB (960 GB) solid state drive options for 2010-2012 models of the MacBook Air.

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Priced at $549 for the drive alone or $579 for a package including tools and an Envoy enclosure to repurpose the original drive for external storage, the new 1 TB option complements existing 120, 240, and 480 GB options for the various MacBook Air generations.

- 2010 MacBook Air SSD upgrades
- 2011 MacBook Air SSD upgrades
- 2012 MacBook Air SSD upgrades

With Apple's move to PCIe-based SSDs beginning with the 2013 MacBook Air, OWC has yet to launch new SSD upgrade kits for the latest notebooks, but the company has promised it is hard at work on kits for these machines.

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Top Rated Comments

Diode Avatar
126 months ago
For those prices doesn't it make sense to sell the notebook and buy a new one?

Unless you want a 1TB SSD.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
milo Avatar
126 months ago
What's the holdup on the PCIe versions for newer macs? They've been talking about those for ages.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BeSweeet Avatar
126 months ago
Whenever I see something about OWC, I immediately think back to my experience with their 240GB '12 MBA SSDs. The first one was DOA. The second one died in 90 days. Never went for the "third time's a charm."
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
EldonChew Avatar
126 months ago
What's the holdup on the PCIe versions for newer macs? They've been talking about those for ages.

They used proprietary (non-M.2) PCIe SSD blade drive.
Someone contacted Transcend and they said a product should be available in early 2015.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BluePhilG Avatar
126 months ago
Pretty good value actually - though I'm in UK and I'm not sure how much Yank tax would add to the price.

If you're in the UK you can order the Transcend equivalent. I installed one of these.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00JQXT5RG
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
poematik13 Avatar
126 months ago
WHERE ARE THE PCIE SSD'S FOR NEWER MACS (nMP, 2013+ retina mbp, etc), OWC???

last time i checked in with them (earlier this year), the rep grouchily told me "this fall"
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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