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Apple Now Uses Sandforce SSDs in MacBook Air

According to OWC, Apple is now using Sandforce-based SSDs in the latest MacBook Air:

Apple is now using Sandforce based SSDs in their MacBook Air 2012s.

A nod to the right choice being that processor… especially as NAND geometries shift to higher density/smaller die with lower PE. Write Amp going to be very important. VERY. Already is and Sandforce worst case at under 3X and better than best case real-world for others which can go up to 20X write amp.

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