best place for a new SSD for an Early 09 Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by atMac, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. atMac macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2011
    I'm redoing an early 09 Air for my mom. the current SSD has over 900 power cycles and over 9000 hrs on it. So I'd like to put in a fresh one. Where can I get a decent 120GB SSD for it and not break my wallet?
  2. Agent-P macrumors 68030


    Dec 5, 2009
    The Tri-State Area
    The only place I know to look at is OWC, but their 120gb SSD isn't exactly cheap at $195. But they do include all the tools you need which lessens the blow a little bit.
  3. checkitout macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2009
    Both the number of powerups and the number of hours under power are irrelevant for an SSD. Do you have data like the following?

    "Total Count of Read Sectors",
    "Total Count of Write Sectors",
    "Total Count of Read Commands",
    "Total Count of Write Commands",
    "Total Count of Error Bits from Flash",
    "Total Count of Read Sectors with Cor",
    "Bad Block Full Flag",
    "Maximum PE Count Specification",
    "Minimum Erase Count",
    "Maximum Erase Count",
    "Average Erase Count",
    "Remaining Drive Life (Percent)"

    Apart from that, OWC works great for a MBA2. Once you get over the dual sticker shock (the one from the price and then the one from the fact that you mount the drive using double-sided adhesive), it works really well and is reasonably fast. The trick they are playing is that they supply a new cable along with the drive, so there is no tinkering with the strange LIF connector the MBA2 employed.

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