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SSDs In High Demand

Monday, December 17th, 2012 | Author:

There’s no doubt that SSDs are a huge upgrade over platter-based hard drives in terms of overall performance they deliver to a system. As more and more users begin to discover the wide range of benefits to using flash storage from performance to reliability, demand has seen a significant spike.

More consumers seeing greater benefits from their storage is always a great thing. However, the issue is that seasonal sales increases, greater awareness of benefits by consumers, lower costs compared to HDDs since last year, and a tighter supply of NAND flash throughout the industry (Toshiba, for example, reduced their NAND production by 30% last July) have created delays for all SSD manufacturers.

When delays do happen, we at OWC will always do our best to keep pace and keep our popular line of SSDs in stock and our website up to date with ETAs on when you can expect your order to ship. As for current delays, it is expected that the overall SSD supply situation should be normal by the middle of January. However, many of our Mercury brand SSDs currently showing pending on the site should be in good supply starting middle of this week through next week.

Of course, we will be sure to keep you updated with any additional dates and more information as it becomes available.

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    1. Ed S says:

      Any timeframe estimate when OWC will have an enclosure for Air 2012 SSD upgrade or Retina SSD upgrades?
      Would be awesome to have an adaptor to put the retina drive in for transfer of data and portable use (boot-repair tool).
      Thanks and Happy Holidays!

    2. Tim says:

      Any word on when you’ll be adding additional capacities on the the MacBook Pro Retinal SSD options. Seems odd that Apple offers the largest capacity in that form factor. Also, will there be a rebate program now that the same form factor is used in the iMac fusion drives? Thanks!

    3. david says:

      I could not find a link on your website to pick right SSD for my iMac quad i7 2.8. There is no instruction on how to remove my current HD and replace with SSD. Is there a bracket that I need to buy to go with SSD to put in place of current HD? Do I need to worry about temperature control fan?

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