Advice on OWC 240 GB Mercury Aura

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  1. gman901 macrumors 6502a

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    I am waiting to see if the 11" has any additional storage options, but I have also been thinking about just upgrading my 128 SSD to the 240 Gb. I wanted to know if any current OWC Mercury Aura owners noticed any peculiar issues after using the drive for a month or longer? I read some posts that the drive does not instant on (after sleeping an hour or longer) like the stock Apple SSD. I thought I would ask before taking the plunge. Thanks.
     
  2. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    Except for the cost of these and the likelihood you will void your warranty....
     
  3. brand macrumors 601

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    That is misinformation.
     
  4. Aboo macrumors 6502a

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    How is that mis-information? The fact that Apple used security 5 point screws on the bottom case implies that they are not willing to have customers do self-upgrades, and hence as the previous poster suggested, upgrading the SSD would likely void your warranty for the component and any other related components that could have been potentially damaged by the upgrade.
     
  5. PittAir macrumors regular

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    1. The drive goes instant on fine without a problem.
    2. It acts just like the standard drive--can't tell the difference.
    3. Who knows about the warranty, but the installation is really easy and really easy to reverse if you have to take the computer into the Apple Store for a warranty issue.
     
  6. will0407 macrumors 6502a

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    Good to know as I've been thinking of trying to get a 13" 256gb model cheap off ebay then sell it on with the 128GB from my 11"
     
  7. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

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    Does NOT void the warranty;)
     
  8. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

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    That said ,I have bought 13,11" refurbs and installed 13 OWC 240/480 GB SSD's in them all without issue for friends:cool:
    NON have had any issues of anykind:)
     
  9. arctic macrumors 6502a

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    When in doubt, purchase Apple Care after you do the surgery. :)
     
  10. tbobmccoy macrumors 6502a

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    If a laptop is eligible for extended AppleCare, it already has AppleCare limited warranty.. You'd still void the warranty if the action wasnt allowed before you extended it, and that extension would also be void for the affected parts.
     
  11. arctic macrumors 6502a

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    :(. Thanks for the info anyway.
     
  12. FuNGi macrumors 65816

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    Jeeze Cheffy, you convinced everyone you know to go that route eh? ;)
     
  13. reclusive46 macrumors 65816

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    It does not void your warranty. End of story.
     
  14. bizzle macrumors 6502a

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    Keep your old drive and reinstall it if you ever take it in for service if you are that concerned. I'd take it out anyway just to risk someone not putting it back in if it were to be serviced.
     

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