Air SSD in Pro

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  1. Splaw macrumors newbie

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    I have an Air with a broken screen, and want to know if there is anyway to us it's ssd in a MacBook pro. Any info would be great. Thanks.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    No, there's no way. The SSD in a MBP uses proprietary connectors, where as the MBP uses the industry SATA connectors
     
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  4. Tobias Funke macrumors 6502a

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    You might be able to use it externally if you find a housing.

    But internally even if it was in a housing its around 3cm longer than a normal ssd.
     
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    What kind of market do you think there is for used MBA Flash modules? Pretty small to the extent most companies would not invest $$ in developing a housing for it.

    That's one of the many downsides of going with proprietary components
     
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    I stand corrected ;)

    You know I was going to check OWC to see if they had one, they of all companies would have one if it existed, but I was being lazy. Good find
     
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  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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    There is no way to physically plug the MacBook Air SSD into a MacBook Pro. The SSD not only uses proprietary connectors, it's physically longer than a regular 2.5" drive, so even if there was an housing, there is no way to use it internally. That said, there are external USB, Firewire, and eSATA enclosures available from select manufacturers, namely OWC.
     
  10. Fortimir macrumors 6502a

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    I was under the assumption that the 2012 MBA and MBPr used the same SSD connection. Yes? No?
     
  11. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Maybe, but the SSDs themselves are not even the same shape.

    Also, based on the thread, the assumption is using an older 2010/2011 MacBook Air SSD in a regular MacBook Pro.
     
  12. shareef777 macrumors 68000

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    No, they use different connectors.
     
  13. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    Maybe the new RMBP.
    But for the standard, it uses the 2.5in Drives.
    And there is no use for companies making adapters for MBA Flash.
    They would lose money
     
  14. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Which model year is your Air? If it's a 2010 or 2011 model you can use the above external enclosure from OWC.

    If it's pre-2010 they used 1.8" drives with a different connector, I don't know if you can get an adapter for them.
     

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