MBA Rev. A with 160 gb HD and smoking

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by coop795, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. coop795
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    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
     
  2. qCzar
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    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.
     
  3. wrinkster22
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    I agree with the original poster. Perhaps get a ssd or HD that generates less heat.
     
  4. Pepparkakan
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    Definitely get an SSD, changed my life. Honestly.
     
  5. coop795
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    OK, thanks, where to get the best deal on a ssd. Cash is very limited with school and all. Thank you again
     
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    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
     
  7. salbiani, Oct 18, 2011
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    salbiani
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    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.
     
  8. Mhaddy
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    Just went through this -- check out my thread here for some options available to you; I ended up going with a 64GB Renice. Great price from memoryC.
     

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