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selloutt
May 7, 2012, 04:29 PM
Man its been a long day. Ordered a hard drive from amazon that said it was compatible w my macbook air 13" a1304 (serial ending in 22E) but it turns out the drive they sent has the 40 pin connector, and i need the 24 pin connector.

I can't find these anywhere on ebay or amazon.

any ideas ???



CoolCatGee
May 7, 2012, 07:00 PM
Man its been a long day. Ordered a hard drive from amazon that said it was compatible w my macbook air 13" a1304 (serial ending in 22E) but it turns out the drive they sent has the 40 pin connector, and i need the 24 pin connector.

I can't find these anywhere on ebay or amazon.

any ideas ???

Based on your model number a1304 you have a late 08 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacBook_Air), and it doesn't have a ZIF connector, it has a standard SATA connector... according to Everymac (http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook-air/macbook-air-faq/macbook-air-how-to-upgrade-the-hard-drive-swap-for-ssd.html)

So just get a 1.8in 5mm SATA SSD First hit on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-SSDNow-128GB-SVP180S2-128G/dp/B0043UTA9U/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1336435203&sr=1-1)


I don't have one of these Laptops, but thought I would give your Question a Shot... hope this helps

selloutt
May 7, 2012, 07:47 PM
haha. nope definitely not a sata. its a ZIF or a LIF. its 24 pin. I've posted on about 10 forums nobody seems to know anything.

scubus
May 7, 2012, 08:10 PM
It is Parallel ATA (ZIF) and you can pick up a new drive here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-1-8-SSD-ZIF-64GB-Hard-Drive-Macbook-Air-ver-/300528868976

My preferred shop would be Other World Computing:

http://eshop.macsales.com/search/1.8+hard+drive

selloutt
May 7, 2012, 08:26 PM
thanks. that 64 gb ssd looks like a 40 pin. i need the 24 pin.

scubus
May 7, 2012, 08:34 PM
thanks. that 64 gb ssd looks like a 40 pin. i need the 24 pin.
Sorry, it is a 40 pin. My mistake. OWC should have what you are looking for - good luck.