A handful of years ago, back when solid-state disk drives were still very much an emerging technology, I just knew in my gut that someday they’d be a very important part of the Macintosh future. When I registered mac-ssd-drives.com there really wasn’t a consumer market for SSD storage. Solid-State flash memory drives were being made by a handful of companies for mostly industrial and military use in environments where shock, heat, vibration were deadly to conventional mechanical spin
With the introduction of the first MacBook AIR in early 2008, Apple pointed towards the future of Solid-Sate storage. The first models incorporated a 1.8" Parallel ATA drive, subsequent models moved to the Serial ATA SATA interface. In the most recent models, Apple now places the flash memory on a custom card module to conserve space. This points to an intriguing - and disturbing trend in where SSD for Mac storage is headed.As Apple rolled out other models of Mac laptop and desktop systems, SSD'
Although Apple is still using SATA II 3GBps drive interfaces in it's current Mac lineup, there's good reason to consider a forward-thinking SATA III 6GBps drive purchase.Flash memory speeds used in Solid-State drives are improving. Though they are on