ExperCom has announced the availability of solid state drives (SSDs) for MacBooks and MacBook Pros. The company is offering 60GB and 120GB SSDs, and is also selling MacBooks and MacBook Pros pre-configured with the drives inside.
SSDs function similarly to hard drives, but don’t have any moving parts. Their proponents claim they’re more reliable than hard drives, use less power and can help to extend the battery life of a laptop. They also start up faster, don’t make noise and have very low latency times compared to hard disks. They remain considerably more expensive, however, and aren’t available in the same capacities as hard drives.
ExperCom is offering an upgrade for any MacBook or MacBook Pro to a 60GB or 120GB SSD for $599 or $899 respectively. The upgrade includes installation of the new drive and data transfer from the old drive.
ExperCom is also offering pre-configured MacBook Pro 15-inch 2.4GHz systems equipped with a 120GB solid state drive for $2,649; a white MacBook 2.2GHz model with 60GB drive is available for $1,649.