Taiwanese manufacturer PhotoFast is to offer a Solid State Drive (SSD) upgrade kit for MacBook Air users. The upgrade kit offers a much faster drive along with the option to fit 256GB of storage into the 11.6-inch MacBook Air.
The GM2 SFV1 kit comes with a faster SSD (64GB/128GB/256GB) and a USB 3.0 adaptor for you to use your old SSD and a big USB flash drive (although why offer USB 3.0 is beyond me since Apple doesn't support this standard).
How much of a speed boost does the PhotoFast SSD offer? Quite a performance boost. Here's the spec for the included Apple SSD:
- Sequential reads - 200MB/s
- Sequential writes - 185MB/s
- Random reads - 19MB/s
- Random writes - 5MB/s
Here's the spec for the PhotoFast GM2 SFV1 drive:
- Sequential reads - 250MB/s
- Sequential writes - 250MB/s
- Random reads - 50MB/s
- Random writes - 30MB/s
No pricing for the kit is currently available.