PhotoFast unveils a SandForce SF1222 controller based Solid State Drive (SSD) upgrade for the new generation Apple’s MacBook Air models. Promising 30% improvement over the original, there is also a 256GB version of the kit for the smaller MacBook Air (which is otherwise sold with 64GB or 128GB of storage only).
Best of all, the kit comes with a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 adapter so that you can use the original MacBook Air SSD as a really fast USB key drive.
Now, if only that adapter comes in a satin, anodized finish!
The following is a press release:
Taipei, Taiwan. Oct. 26th 2010 – PhotoFast Global Inc. a pioneer in creative, high quality and extreme performance flash-based storage manufacturer, today revealed its new line of SSD for Mac upgrades. Relied the solid partner in SSD solutions, PhotoFast demand to bring a combination of performance and capacity for the lightest MacBook Air ever.
Apple Fans deserve better things.
The new MacBook Air has already been a successful product. It’s ultra portable, good performance and gorgeous industrial design. But we have decided to offer even more. An alternative SSD choice from PhotoFast where users would benefit more from its great performance and large capacity. Now the 11.6″ MacBook Air with 256GB SSD comes to your option list.
SandForce is well-known for one of the best SSD controller manufacturer who we have solid partnership with. “Creating a whole new form factor SSD in the very limited time was quite a challenge. Thanks to support from SandForce, we finally made it” said chief engineer Eddie Wang.
There’s one more thing, the SSD to USB 3.0 adapter. Considering system switch or clone to new drive, we added this handy adapter with a housing which makes upgrade even easier. And making your spare SSD a portable storage device.
– Above 30% performance increase from original
– USB 3.0 adapter for system clone, and for spare SSD to act as portable storage device.
– 256GB SSD option for 11.6″ MBA
Estimated launch: End of November
For more information, please visit: PhotoFast