One of the bigger issues with solid state drives is size. Not form
factor size, but capacity size. Other World Computing has been producing
large SSDs and SSD upgrade kits for notebooks for some time, and now,
they're really going above and beyond the call of duty. The company has
just released the Mercury Aura Pro Express 480GB, a monster of a drive
that the company claims is the largest high-performance SSD available
for the 2010 MacBook Air.
Apple's tiny machine requires some
special TLC when it comes to upgrading, and there's no drive nicer than
this. The Aura Pro Express family provides transfer rates as high as
275Mb/sec, and also provides your wallet with a serious dent. OWC's
charging $1579.99 for the upgrade, which is almost laughable. But
there's also been a price premium tied to mega huge SSDs, and as you
might guess, this case is no different.