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darrellishere
Jul 26, 2009, 11:19 AM
It says it SATA II?




128GB SSD 1.8' SATAⅡ MLC/for macbook air 2st/sony TT17N
Item number: 270421745116


Drive Capacity :
128GB
Brand :
KingSpec
Interface :
SATA II



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Interface: SATA II
Flash Type: MLC
Capacity: 128GB
Feature: One of the best performance SSD in the world, fast write speed and read speed, free noise,perfect stability and durability and compatibility.
Item

Model

KSD-SA18.1-128MJ

General

Form factor

1.8"

Capacity(GB)

128GB

interface

SATA Ⅱ

Performance

Average Access time

0.2ms

Sustained Read

95MB/S

Sustained Write

31MB/S

Random IOPS

5,166

Storage Media

NAND Flash

MLC(Test Flash:K9LBG08U0M)

Power Consumption

input Voltage

5V+/_5%

Idle

0.5W

Active

2.0W

Reliability& Endurance

Write endurance

8years@100GBytes write and erase per day at 32GB

Read endurance

unlimited




Testing Platform

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 1.8GHz,DDR2 PC2-5300 512MB×2pcs double channel. RAM,NVIDIA nForce520 chipset,Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3

Testing Software

HDBench3.4.0.3, IOMeter 2006.07.27









Physical Dimensions
& Weight

Height(mm)

8.3+/_0.25

Width(mm)

60.1+/_0.25

Length(mm)

70.0+/_0.25

Weight(g)

40




Thanks



GoCubsGo
Jul 26, 2009, 11:22 AM
That's a tough call. It could but I'd ask the seller if I could return it if it doesn't.

darrellishere
Jul 26, 2009, 11:27 AM
Ye thanks, think I will. I remember their something about being a mini SATA connector on the revision B SDD's.

stoconnell
Jul 26, 2009, 02:24 PM
Looking at the specs for the drive you posted, it will not fit as the drive needs to be 5mm thick. Further, the interface is wrong. Apple chose to go with a LIF (low insertion force) variant of the SATA connector.

JamesGorman
Jul 26, 2009, 02:54 PM
I don't think it will work. It seems that the drive is to thick. You might want to clarify that with the seller.

darrellishere
Jul 26, 2009, 03:29 PM
Thanks, an ebay seller is claiming compatibility with the 2nd macbook air.


I just wish their would be a third party option at some point as the HDD is the only annoying thing about my (PRECIOUS)!

GoCubsGo
Jul 26, 2009, 03:32 PM
Looking at the specs for the drive you posted, it will not fit as the drive needs to be 5mm thick. Further, the interface is wrong. Apple chose to go with a LIF (low insertion force) variant of the SATA connector.

You're right. I missed the 5mm completely.

Scottsdale
Jul 26, 2009, 09:59 PM
There is a thread where someone explains how to make a sata-II connector work by soldering the LIF cable in the MBA.

Out of the box, I seriously doubt that the eBay SSD would work without soldering.

dudeitsjay
Jul 27, 2009, 05:47 AM
It won't work. The connectors are different. The size isn't too much of a difference, since you can strip the padding around the hd cage for thicker drivers.

darrellishere
Jul 27, 2009, 03:53 PM
What about asking apple repair services to do the upgrade. From HDD to SDD.
If the HDD was broken, why would they not? They must carry the part.
Do applecare do after sale HD upgrades for other laptops in the range?

mhnajjar
Jul 27, 2009, 06:29 PM
What about asking apple repair services to do the upgrade. From HDD to SDD.
If the HDD was broken, why would they not? They must carry the part.
Do applecare do after sale HD upgrades for other laptops in the range?

As far as I know, Apple would charge $1000 for the SSD.

The eBay seller claims that it is compatible but he is not going to provide you with the connector, is he?

The question is, why isn't there a third party selling these SSDs with connectors? Even if they were made for Apple, they should be available!