13" SSD on 11"?

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  1. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

    TheMacBookPro

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    Hey,

    Just wondering whether or not a 256GB SSD pulled from a brand new 13.3" Air will fit in the 11.6" model?

    A few searches shows that the 256GB SSD is slightly thicker than the 64/128 SSDs, but no definitive answer of whether or not it'll work.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    OWC's 360GB SSD fits in the 11" so I can't dee why the 256GB Apple drive wouldn't. The OWC one must be double-sided too.
     
  3. TheMacBookPro thread starter macrumors 68020

    TheMacBookPro

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    Thanks for the quick response.

    I figured that too but was just wondering if anyone else was in the same situation as me (256SSD in 11).

    Don't want to blow $300 before realizing it won't fit :p
     
  4. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020

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    I think I remember reading that it wouldn't. I don't remember why though.
     
  5. TheMacBookPro thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Damn. I guess my only option are the OWC SSDs but witht the QC issues and all...argh.
     
  6. redrox5 macrumors member

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    I actually have installed the Apple 256GB (from the 13") in my 11". SSD fit fine with just a slight (millimeters) of bowing. Nothing to cause any cracks or even much pressure on the SSD. I did that back in November. Unit is still running great.
     
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    I saw photos of one, and it wasn't what I would call a great fit. It is actually a bit longer than the 11" SSD. I think maybe one could sand down the edge of the SSD card, and while it seems risky it's probably safer than bowing the SSD.
     
  9. TheMacBookPro thread starter macrumors 68020

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    The eBay auction went over my budget a tad bit so I passed on that. Maybe after OWC sorts out its QC and I save up a bit more money :) Thanks for the help guys.
     

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