SSDs with native TRIM support: Angelbird 1TB, 512GB & 256GB wrk
We’ve just recieved and tested our first shipment of Angelbird SSD wrk for Mac drives, so I guess it’s about time to let you know we’re happy to now be an official Angelbird UK re-seller.
Angelbird SSDs are unique in the fact that they feature native TRIM support for Mac systems. This is especially handy as the previous workaround (TRIM enabler) has it’s fair share of issues, especially in OS X 10.10 (Yosemite).
TRIM is useful because it allows SSDs to function at their top speeds regardless of how much data is stored on the drive, in contrast to HDDs which will slow as more data is added. These drives are perfect for storing your OS, applications and working data. They make great scratch disks too.
SSD wrk Performance
We are now stocking Angelbird SSD wrk 1TB, 512GB & 256GB drives which will be installed in our custom Mac Pro 5,1 systems as well as sold separately when required. The solid state drives can be installed on either SATA or PCI-E ports (with an adapter).
Here are some tech specs/information for those that are interested:
- Sustained read speed of up to 563MB/s
- Sustained write speed of up to 450MB/s
- Housed in high quality anodised aluminum cases
- Optimised for low power consumption
- Built in overload and static protection
- Compatible with any Mac that can host a 2.5″ SSD
- Native TRIM supported
- Designed and manufactured in Austria
For more technical information please visit the Angelbird SSD wrk page here.
Angelbird SSD wrk for Mac Pricing
Angelbird SSD wrk for Mac 256GB: £155/€197.50 (comes with 3.5″ converter plate)
Angelbird SSD wrk for Mac 512GB: £235/€299.50 (comes with 3.5″ converter plate)
Angelbird SSD wrk for Mac 1TB: £425/€541.50
Angelbird SSD wrk for Mac 256GB + PCI-E Adapter: £205/€261.50
Angelbird SSD wrk for Mac 512GB + PCI-E Adapter: £285/€363
Angelbird SSD wrk for Mac 1TB + PCI-E Adapter: £475/€605.50
To configure a custom Mac Pro 5,1 featuring an Angelbird SSD wrk head over to our ‘Configure your Mac Pro‘ page. To buy an Angelbird SSD separately please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01473 603872.
Why install an SSD in your Mac system?
As you may already know SSDs possess much faster read and write speeds than traditional HDDs. For this reason they are perfect for storing your OS, applications and working data. An SSD will ensure your apps and projects open quickly and perform at their best, allowing you to spend more time being creative and less time waiting for your HDD to read data.
Another benefit of installing an SSD in your system is reliability. SSDs are much more reliable than a traditional HDD. The reason for this is that solid state drives, as their name suggests, contain no moving parts. For this reason mechanical failure is not possible and the chance of failure on a whole is greatly reduced.
For more information on SSDs, HDDs & flash storage check out our article on the best storage for your system.