Upgrading my new MBA 11"

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Mirari, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hey y'all i just got my MBA and i am frigging loving it. The only thing i don't enjoy is the small Hard drive space. Is there anyway to upgrade the hard drive? if there is where do i get a new SSD and how easy is it to install?
     
  2. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    MBAs don't have hard drives. They have flash storage.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    There's no way to upgrade the Solid-State Drive for 2012 Macbook yet. But I assume OWC, the makers of Macbook Solid State Drives, will make one for the 2012 Macbook Air in the near future.

    It shouldn't be too hard, as OWC has video and text tutorial for installing SS-Drives.

    I recommend upgrading the drive near the end of your Macbook's warranty or after, as changing SSD can void warranty.
     
  4. macrumors G4

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    If you just bought the 2012 and are still inside the return window the best option may be to take it back and get one with a larger SSD.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sorry i should have been more clear. The one i have is an mid 2011 MBA it has a total of 64gb of space. Not a whole lot for my uses. Also it was an open box product from Beast Buy
     
  6. David085, Jun 28, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2012

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    David085

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    You can buy some flash storage chips through macsales.com which is owc (Other World Computing) that is made for the MBA, think they sell 128GB/ and 256GB but is expensive.
     

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