Amazon has dropped the prices of several 240GB Transcend JetDrive Solid-State Drive upgrade kits for select MacBook Air and Retina Pro models down to their best prices ever:
- Transcend JetDrive 520 – Macbook Air (Mid 2012): $169 (orig. $190)
- Transcend JetDrive 500 – Macbook Air (Late 2010 – Mid 2011): $169.99 (orig. $230)
- Transcend JetDrive 725 – 15″ Retina Pro (Mid 2012 – Early 2013): $169.99 (orig. $190)
- Transcend JetDrive 720 – 13″ Retina Pro (Mid 2012 – Early 2013): $169 (orig. $230)
Great for upgrading to a larger capacity or replacing an older drive that may have quit on you. Each kit includes a drive enclosure that can be used to turn your old SSD into a USB 3.0 external hard drive.
As noted in our review, the JetDrive is an easy way to upgrade the storage capacity of many MacBook Air and Retina MacBook Pro models. Other models up to 960GB are also on sale but aren’t at their lowest prices.
Don’t feel comfortable opening up your Mac? Use one of these three hacks to add semi-permananet storage through its SD card slot.
Faster Performance and More Storage Space Transcend’s JetDrive 520 features the next-generation SATA III 6Gb/s interface to deliver lightning-fast transfer speeds of up to 500MB/s read and 430MB/s write. No matter whether you’re a casual Mac user or are fond of more serious activities such as graphic design, video editing, and gaming, upgrading to the JetDrive 520 gives you faster system response and application launch times. Available in 240GB and 480GB capacities, the JetDrive 520 is large enough to handle data-intensive applications and store all your files.
SSD Upgrade Kit – Easy to Install The JetDrive 520 comes with a handy SSD upgrade kit that makes upgrading your MacBook Air easier than ever. It takes just 6 easy steps found on the Quick Installation Guide provided in the package to upgrade to your new Transcend JetDrive SSD complete with Mac operating system and all the data you wish to transfer.
JetDrive Toolbox SSD Monitoring Software Transcend JetDrive Toolbox brings together the latest technology for determining the condition and optimizing performance of your JetDrive SSD into a single user-friendly tool. JetDrive Toolbox analyzes the health status of your Transcend SSD with S.M.A.R.T. technology and includes a convenient tool for enabling TRIM, which helps to maintain optimum write speeds and prevent long-term SSD wear.
Retask Your Original SSD – Sleek USB 3.0 External Enclosure The JetDrive 520 SSD comes bundled with an elegant USB 3.0 external drive enclosure aesthetically designed to look like a natural extension of your MacBook Air system. In just a few simple steps, you can reuse your original SSD as a sleek new USB 3.0 external storage device to store and backup your documents, photos, music, and movies.
The enclosure is made of durable aluminum. The result is a design that’s sturdy yet ultra light and easy to carry, and includes a handy travel pouch to protect the drive against scratches during transport. A bright LED indicator flashes during data transfer activity, and no external power or battery is required for operation.