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Fiialko
Sep 19, 2013, 12:25 PM
Hello,dear macbook users.
I had a problem with choosing ssd drive for my laptop.The one i had before doesn't seem to work anymore,so now i'm trying to find a change for it.
I have Macbook Air mid 2012,13 inch.Can you provide any information in choosing the SSD?I don't care about company maker or size.I just saw they may be different for macbook air,then the normal laptop SSD.
Thank you!



old-wiz
Sep 19, 2013, 03:02 PM
The MBAs use a different SSD than normal systems. IIRC it's a blade device that's unique to Apple but I think OWC sells one that works too. You can't just order an ordinary ssd from amazon.

robvas
Sep 19, 2013, 03:35 PM
Look for an OEM drive (It must be a 2012) on eBay.

Jambalaya
Sep 19, 2013, 05:15 PM
Your 12-18 month old MaBook Air SSD failed ? I'd take it Apple and ask for a replacement for free, that shouldn't happen

Dweez
Sep 19, 2013, 05:17 PM
Your 12-18 month old MaBook Air SSD failed ? I'd take it Apple and ask for a replacement for free, that shouldn't happen

Quoted for truth. Talk to Apple and perhaps they'll help you out. Hopefully you've got your data backed up...

HarryWarden
Sep 19, 2013, 06:29 PM
Add another to the ever-growing pile of 2012 SSDs that have failed.

coldjeanzzz
Sep 19, 2013, 09:13 PM
Add another to the ever-growing pile of 2012 SSDs that have failed.

I'm just counting down the days until it happens to mine, since it's seems inevitable with the 128 SSD Toshibas. Ugh

Fiialko
Sep 20, 2013, 03:07 AM
it's my gf's laptop and she said the warranty already expired.I'm not much into apple,so that's why i'm asking which one should i buy.I cannot even open it, to check what that ssd looks like.
I saw one mac air 11' ssd.It looks like a memory stick.
That's why i'm trying to find that out.

IamSKW
Sep 20, 2013, 06:34 AM
Here is what you need..

http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/SSD/OWC/Aura_Pro_Air_2012

enjoy

clyde2801
Sep 20, 2013, 06:48 AM
You're right about it looking like a memory stick. Apple is moving away from the 2.5" form factor to save space in order to make their portables thin. This also makes them more expensive, at least until the pc and component makers catch up.

I'd suggest the owner make an appointment at a genius bar to have the Air seen about: a) it's free; b) she may get her SSD replaced for free; c) her problem will be entered in Apple's database to help them determine whether or not there is a widespread problem with these drives; and d) it could result in getting some or all of the repair costs back.

How much did the air originally cost? The reason why I ask is that it's probably either a 64 or 128 gb drive, found on Apple's lower end models last year.

flowrider
Sep 20, 2013, 09:32 AM
Here is what you need..

http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/SSD/OWC/Aura_Pro_Air_2012

enjoy

That's exactly what you don't need. Do a search on these forums and you'll find out the OWC uses the same suspect Sandforce controller as the Toshiba drive that I strongly suspect is in your machine.

There has been a rash of Toshiba SSD failures:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1633123&highlight=toshiba

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1640274&highlight=toshiba

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1638297&highlight=toshiba

And from another forum:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1637874

I would stay far away from OWC and and any SSD device they sell. I've never seen a bargain over there anyway.

My advice - Make an Appointment to talk to an Apple Genius and if that fails make your case to Apple Corporate. With the rash of failures of Toshiba SSDs, Apple has to do something.

Lou

Weaselboy
Sep 20, 2013, 03:13 PM
My advice - Make an Appointment to talk to an Apple Genius and if that fails make your case to Apple Corporate. With the rash of failures of Toshiba SSDs, Apple has to do something.

Lou

+1

There was a post in one of the other 2012 MBA SSD failure threads that the owner was able to get Apple to replace the SSD free even though it was just out of warranty. Give it a shot OP.

henryonapple
Sep 24, 2013, 03:54 PM
I am in the same boat. They quoted me $280 plus tax for the repair.

flowrider
Sep 24, 2013, 08:53 PM
^^^^Did you mention this forum and all the failed Toshiba's:confused: Did you show them the thread that polls the failures by brand:confused: Did you contact Apple Corporate?

Lou