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coop795
Oct 18, 2011, 01:47 PM
I have a Rev. A that I put a 160 gb hard drive in it, I tried the coolbook and it created a kernel error. I uninstalled it and was able to have it reload. The reason I was installing it was because my MBA runs hot, it will go into limp mode about 15 minutes after running a movie or multiple programs. Can any one give me any ideas of what I could do to help with the heat (short of buying a air board to put under it). I take this to class every day and would like to run Vm on it at some point again. Thank you for your time. Colin



qCzar
Oct 18, 2011, 03:11 PM
And this all happened after you put the HDD in it? It sounds like that HDD runs too hot for the Air. My suggestion would be to try getting a lower RPM (5400?) HDD.


However, more information would be nice - such as the RPM of the HDD - or a link to the HDD itself on a website with details about it.

wrinkster22
Oct 18, 2011, 03:25 PM
I agree with the original poster. Perhaps get a ssd or HD that generates less heat.

Pepparkakan
Oct 18, 2011, 03:30 PM
Definitely get an SSD, changed my life. Honestly.

coop795
Oct 18, 2011, 03:51 PM
OK, thanks, where to get the best deal on a ssd. Cash is very limited with school and all. Thank you again

wrinkster22
Oct 18, 2011, 03:55 PM
are you in america or canada or elsewhere?
How much storage do you need?
Roughly these are prices:
64gb- 90-129$
128gb- 200-250$
256- 400$-600$

around 2$ a gb

salbiani
Oct 18, 2011, 05:41 PM
are you in america or canada or elsewhere?
How much storage do you need?
Roughly these are prices:
64gb- 90-129$
128gb- 200-250$
256- 400$-600$

around 2$ a gb

I seem to remember the Rev. A MBA had PATA drives in them.
Aren't most/all SSD drives SATA II and SATA III now?

EDIT:
It looks like Runcore makes a compatible one - 128GB for $300.

Mhaddy
Oct 20, 2011, 01:03 PM
OK, thanks, where to get the best deal on a ssd. Cash is very limited with school and all. Thank you again

Just went through this -- check out my thread here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1230987) for some options available to you; I ended up going with a 64GB Renice. Great price from memoryC.