MacBook Air's SSDs Will Be Sold to Other Companies by Toshiba

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The very same Toshiba SSDs that Apple uses in its MacBook Airs are now being offered to other companies who may or may not be green-eyed with envy at the slinkiness of the Airs.

Available in 64GB and 128GB capacities (both measuring 2.2mm in height) and a 3.7mm tall 256GB option, the Blade X-gale SSDs will inevitably show up in laptops, netbooks or even tablets. They've got a max sequential read speed of 220MB/s, with max sequential write speed of 180MB/s. Get ready for a new crop of ultra-slim laptops, people. [PRNewswire via Macrumors]

UPDATE: AnandTech's benchmarks for the 11.6-inch Air are worth a look, for some deeper details on how these SSDs perform under stress.

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Nobody really thought this was purely an Apple creation, did they? They have a track record of getting an early in on some pre-release third party technologies and components and this is just another example of that.