Where can I buy a SSD for my MBA rev:B?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by King t., Apr 25, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

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    hi,

    I'm currently looking for a SSD for my new MBA rev:B, is there a shop that sells SSD's for the new MBA rev:B?
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    do not think there are any out there, has to be 1.8" and 5mm tall or something like that and those are really not out (or very pricey). Not 100% sure though.
     
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    Your best bet is the same Samsung Apple uses.

    I read of one person taking an aftermarket SSD and puting in MBA. Was a big pain as had to use LIF cable and solder leads to SSD.

    There are two issues. One finding a drive that fits. Two, getting past proprietary LIF connection cable.

    My advice is to buy from Apple. But there is a thread here in the MBA section at MR which explains the workaround the poster used.

    Good luck.
     
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  5. macrumors regular

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    Don't think it'll work. You'd first have to remove the hdd padding since its 8mm (not that big of a deal). And its SATA interfaced, you'd have to get a LIF to SATA, which I would prefer you'd find first ;). Goodluck.
     
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  8. macrumors regular

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    Can't ypu just take the Air into an Apple store an ask them to change it? Sure they'd charge parts + labour, but I can't think of 1 reason why they'd refuse?
     
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    Apple Store won't do it. Before you question why, give your local Apple Store a call.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    if you want to change your HDD for an SSD at an local apple store you will be quite disappointed. I already went there and it would cost around 1215 Euro to do so. well, my macbook air (rev b with 1,86 and 120gb hdd) was only 1480 euro. so that is not really an option. ;)

    greetings

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  11. macrumors regular

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    I think as prices for SSD's fall, it would be more palatable. I think things are soldered in there so I do not know if there is a plug and play situation.

    As I am thinking of getting a 1.6/120 HDD, I would love to get a SSD later when prices / GB fall.
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    With some wicked fine soldering anything is possible! :p
    But the OP really doesn't seem up to the task. (No offense, i've been soldering for like 6 years and I would be soooooooo hesitant to even think about that kind of soldering)
     
  13. thread starter macrumors regular

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    well i can inform you guys that i have fond a store that will upgrade a mba rev:B with 128gb SSD, incl. installation everything would cost 349€. :D
     
  14. macrumors regular

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    Not too bad.....when prices come down on the drives, I think more HDD people would think about that.
     
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    That is pretty interesting news. Is "a store" an apple store?
     
  16. thread starter macrumors regular

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    no it's not a apple store, but they are a apple reseller.
    so no problem with warranty. ;)
     
  17. macrumors 65816

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    Am I missing something here?

    The Rev. Bs use 1.8" SATA drives, so anything that fits that spec. should work, no?
     
  18. macrumors regular

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    has to be 5mm in height I think and there is some kind of LIF connector as well that has been discussed.
     

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