Would this SSD off ebay work in a Revision B?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by darrellishere, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    #1
    It says it SATA II?




    128GB SSD 1.8' SATAⅡ MLC/for macbook air 2st/sony TT17N
    Item number: 270421745116


    Drive Capacity :
    128GB
    Brand :
    KingSpec
    Interface :
    SATA II



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    Interface: SATA II
    Flash Type: MLC
    Capacity: 128GB
    Feature: One of the best performance SSD in the world, fast write speed and read speed, free noise,perfect stability and durability and compatibility.
    Item

    Model

    KSD-SA18.1-128MJ

    General

    Form factor

    1.8"

    Capacity(GB)

    128GB

    interface

    SATA Ⅱ

    Performance

    Average Access time

    0.2ms

    Sustained Read

    95MB/S

    Sustained Write

    31MB/S

    Random IOPS

    5,166

    Storage Media

    NAND Flash

    MLC(Test Flash:K9LBG08U0M)

    Power Consumption

    input Voltage

    5V+/_5%

    Idle

    0.5W

    Active

    2.0W

    Reliability& Endurance

    Write endurance

    8years@100GBytes write and erase per day at 32GB

    Read endurance

    unlimited




    Testing Platform

    AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 1.8GHz,DDR2 PC2-5300 512MB×2pcs double channel. RAM,NVIDIA nForce520 chipset,Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3

    Testing Software

    HDBench3.4.0.3, IOMeter 2006.07.27









    Physical Dimensions
    & Weight

    Height(mm)

    8.3+/_0.25

    Width(mm)

    60.1+/_0.25

    Length(mm)

    70.0+/_0.25

    Weight(g)

    40




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  2. macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    #2
    That's a tough call. It could but I'd ask the seller if I could return it if it doesn't.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #3
    Ye thanks, think I will. I remember their something about being a mini SATA connector on the revision B SDD's.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Looking at the specs for the drive you posted, it will not fit as the drive needs to be 5mm thick. Further, the interface is wrong. Apple chose to go with a LIF (low insertion force) variant of the SATA connector.
     
  5. macrumors 65816

    JamesGorman

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    #5
    I don't think it will work. It seems that the drive is to thick. You might want to clarify that with the seller.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #6
    Thanks, an ebay seller is claiming compatibility with the 2nd macbook air.


    I just wish their would be a third party option at some point as the HDD is the only annoying thing about my (PRECIOUS)!
     
  7. macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    #7
    You're right. I missed the 5mm completely.
     
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    Scottsdale

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    #8
    There is a thread where someone explains how to make a sata-II connector work by soldering the LIF cable in the MBA.

    Out of the box, I seriously doubt that the eBay SSD would work without soldering.
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    #9
    It won't work. The connectors are different. The size isn't too much of a difference, since you can strip the padding around the hd cage for thicker drivers.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #10
    What about asking apple repair services to do the upgrade. From HDD to SDD.
    If the HDD was broken, why would they not? They must carry the part.
    Do applecare do after sale HD upgrades for other laptops in the range?
     
  11. macrumors 6502a

    mhnajjar

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    #11
    As far as I know, Apple would charge $1000 for the SSD.

    The eBay seller claims that it is compatible but he is not going to provide you with the connector, is he?

    The question is, why isn't there a third party selling these SSDs with connectors? Even if they were made for Apple, they should be available!
     

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