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

    Oct 31, 2007

    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

    Apr 7, 2009
    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.
  3. macrumors 601


    Sep 19, 2008
    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.
  4. macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2007
  5. macrumors regular

    Mar 26, 2009
    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.
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2007
  7. macrumors 6502a

    May 11, 2008
    is everything!
  8. macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2008
    Leicester, UK
    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?
  9. macrumors 65816


    Sep 11, 2007
    Toronto, Canada
    Apple Store won't do it. Before you question why, give your local Apple Store a call.
  10. macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2008
    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. ;)


  11. macrumors regular

    Apr 7, 2009
    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

    Apr 28, 2009
    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

    Oct 31, 2007
    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

    Apr 7, 2009
    Not too bad.....when prices come down on the drives, I think more HDD people would think about that.
  15. macrumors 6502

    Mar 22, 2009
    Rockville (Despite REM's plea.)
    That is pretty interesting news. Is "a store" an apple store?
  16. thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2007
    no it's not a apple store, but they are a apple reseller.
    so no problem with warranty. ;)
  17. macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2008
    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

    Apr 7, 2009
    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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