SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD Offers Speedy Performance For Less

SandDisk is strengthening its speedy SSD lineup with the announcement of two new high-performance drives today. One of them is SanDisk's readily available Ultra Plus 2.5-inch SATA 3 SSD for consumers, and the other is the X110 geared for OEM manufacturers. The new Ultra Plus SSD taunts impressive read speeds of 530MB/s and write speeds of 445MB/s while using a reliable Marvell controller. SanDisk's Ultra Plus SSD comes in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storage capacities for $75, $110 and $220, respectively.

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Retina Display Macbook Pros Are Impossible To Repair

The Retina Display and the form factor on the next-generation Macbook Pros are nothing short from amazing, but iFixit recently revealed this revolutionary product's internals and uncovered unfortunate results. The internal design of these Macbook Pros are completely custom to Apple, the SSDs utilize different connectors that are not compatible with third party SSDs, and the RAM is soldered onto the logic board. The MVP of the entire laptop would be its beautiful display, but if you're not careful, you'll have to get yourself a brand new laptop. Without any extra glass in front of the display, damage to the screen would be completely irreplaceable.To further prevent any customizability for us consumers, Apple aligned and set the battery cells directly on top of crucial cables.

It seems like Apple is pushing customers to purchasing upgrades through them directly. It is a shame that the Pro line cannot be self-upgraded as a lot of us look forward to the customizability of adding additional RAM or more harddrive space.