Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Apple forces PhotoFast to abandon 256GB upgrade kit for MacBook Airs - Engadget

Remember that peppy aftermarket 256GB SSD upgrade from PhotoFast that easily smoked (on paper anyway) the SSD found in Apple's latest MacBook Air? It's been halted before it went on sale upon Apple's request, similarly to those HyperMac batteries before it. 9to5Mac first reported the news based on a source close to the company and we just confirmed it directly with the PhotoFast GM2_SFV1_Air product manager. The risk of losing access to Apple's product licensing program was just too grave a threat to ignore. So, enjoy your 160MBps max SSD transfer rate MBA owners, you'll get that 250MBps sequential read/write speed bump only when Apple's good and ready to provide it themselves -- possibly sooner, we're told, if PhotoFast is given the green light to restart sales after Toshiba's SSD modules (Apple's MBA partner) are available for purchase

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