My SSD compatible with 2013 13" mba?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by olly666, Jul 8, 2013.

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    No, it's not compatible... the Macbook Air uses a PCIe based SSD. Basically a RAM module that plugs into a little slot.
     
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    The MacBook Air has never used SSDs in 2.5 inch form factor, so it has nothing to do with new SSDs being smaller - the air has never used drives this big.

    The air SSD looks like this:

    http://ssd1.thessdreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/New-Article-featured-290x239.jpg

    and currently you cannot buy a new one, as no manufacturer is selling them yet. The only way to get a larger drive is to buy an upgrade when you buy the air.
     
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    What a bummer. I should have done more homework apparently. Hopefully I can make do with an external hdd "overflow" drive. Thanks.
     

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