Last week, Apple released its refreshed lineup of 2014 MacBook Airs that feature faster processors and better battery life, along with new lower price points.
It appears that Apple is using the same SSDs in the 2014 models as were used in its 2013 lineup. And in OWC’s initial testing, the performance of our new MacBook Air models with SanDisk SSDs inside is nearly identical to previous year’s models.
As we’ve showed you here on the OWC Blog, Apple used different SSD makers for its 2013 MacBook Air lineup and performance can vary from maker to maker. The performance of your machine will come down to whichever SSD – Samsung, Toshiba or SanDisk – is installed in the MacBook Air you receive. However, there is no way of knowing which SSD the MacBook Air features without opening the machine.
Hint of the Future Days
Rest assured that OWC is working hard to provide you with PCIe SSD upgrades for the 2013-14 MacBook Air models just as we’ve brought for every model introduced 2012 and earlier!