Air SSD upgrades are coming (256GB)

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by HardLuckStories, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. HardLuckStories thread starter macrumors regular

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    Balls!

    No I've been too busy refreshing UPS tracking page
     
  2. M87 macrumors 65816

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    I can't see myself popping my air open anytime soon to upgrade, but it's nice to have the option. 128GB = 106GB with the stock install of Snow Leopard and iLife '11.
     
  3. WardC macrumors 68030

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    I would gladly pay $600 to upgrade my MacBook Air to 256GB when the time is right..
     
  4. rsdq macrumors member

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  5. MikePA macrumors 68020

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    Click Here.

    This kit has both the T5 and T8 mentioned in the ifixit article, for $7.99.

    Many vehicles with HID headlights use security torx screws to secure the bulb enclosure. Plus there are links at the ifixit URL for them.
     
  6. rsdq macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I have a torx set - l don't have what ifixit calls a "5-point Security Torx"
    used to get the outside lower case open. They don't say but I am guessing 4 screws

    Ifixit : "We had to file a couple of flathead screwdrivers to take out the funky screws"

    Sound like a small challenge

    If you have a link to a screwdriver that would work with the lower case screws please share

    Thanks!
     
  7. MikePA macrumors 68020

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    Did you read my post and click on the link?
     
  8. rsdq macrumors member

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    Wow,

    My mistake!!. Sorry. I clicked on the amazon link and I thought it was just the regular torx set - this look exactly what ifixit was referring to for the case.

    Thanks for the help.

    I'm looking forward to the upgrade.
     
  9. orpheus1120 macrumors 65816

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    I don't think this is the correct set. The description says it's a 7 point torx set and the picture of the screw bit shows a hex pattern that is different from the MBA's.

    Perhaps this is the set you are referring to? http://www.amazon.com/Anytime-5-POINT-TAMPER-SECURITY-SOCKET/dp/B0026WMIV4

    Lifted from ifixit http://meta.ifixit.com/View/971/5-point+torx+case+screws
     
  10. fyrefly macrumors 6502a

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    As long as you don't damage anything on the way in/out you should be fine for AppleCare. If you put the old drive back in before taking your MBA for warranty work, Apple should have no idea you've been in there at all.
     
  11. WardC macrumors 68030

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    I am already liking Flash storage, I can't wait until they have 12TB Flash with the next generation Sandforce controller with transfer speeds around 2GB/sec. That would be cool, but I don't know how I would ever be able to use something like that. LOL :)

    Give it 2-3 years and we will be there. Maybe 4 or 5 years.
     
  12. Zapgun macrumors newbie

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    Hmm

    Went to the photofast website this morning and there's no mention of the upgrade kit now. Hope that's just them updating their website. :/
     
  13. ImperialX macrumors 65816

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    I thought you were crazy until I read your second paragraph.
     
  14. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    I agree with you about the correct pattern. Unfortunately that set doesn't include a T5 size which is what is on the bottom of the MBA.
     
  15. runnin17 macrumors member

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    I am anxious to see if someone is able to fit 512GB on a platter that size. 512GB with sandforce controller would be awesome.

    It might cost $1000, but it would but many people's worries about storage space to rest.
     
  16. maflynn Moderator

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    I know I don't. I keep the forums up most of the day, and only hit the main home page once or twice.
     

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