can you swap one MBA 13" SSD into another MBA 13"?

vivithemage

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I am replacing one, and it looks like my new one is a toshiba, once I swap the SSD's, do I need to do anything, or will everything just work? Will the serial numbers auto update? Or do I need to do something special there?

I got that special screw driver on order, just curious about software issues i'll run into?

side question, how does one just wipe it, and start from scratch?
 

vivithemage

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I know how to swap, I was wondering what software chagnes i'd need to make in the OS, if anything?
 

mac jones

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It's very easy. I've done it ten times. They pull right out. Nothing special, and being OS X will work in Any 2011 Air .

Only issue is the screw. Very strange what Apple is doing with these. Be VERY careful your using either a 5 or 6 star. Examine it closely and don't guess, or you could strip it.

But really, is this whole 'Toshiba is slow' insanity worth it? Has anyone really noticed a difference? I don't think so.
 
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vivithemage

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It's very easy. I've done it ten times. They pull right out. Nothing special, and being OS X will work in Any 2011 Air .

Only issue is the screw. Very strange what Apple is doing with these. Be VERY careful your using either a 5 or 6 star. Examine it closely and don't guess, or you could strip it.

But really, is this whole 'Toshiba is slow' insanity worth it? Has anyone really noticed a difference? I don't think so.
the 4k randoms are so much faster, not just the overall throughput..it is worth it, IMO.

Do I have to do anything to the OS? Will it just pick up the new serial number?
 

jmazzamj

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You don't need to do anything. Just unscrew the bottom case, pop out the SSD, pop the new one in, switch your Air on just to make sure the the SSD is detected, screw the bottom back in and launch Lion over the air recovery mode.
 

vivithemage

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You don't need to do anything. Just unscrew the bottom case, pop out the SSD, pop the new one in, switch your Air on just to make sure the the SSD is detected, screw the bottom back in and launch Lion over the air recovery mode.
Why do you think I need to go into air recovery? What is it? How do I do that?
 

Robyr

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Why do you think I need to go into air recovery? What is it? How do I do that?
He assumes you want to reinstall. Disregard that.

I have to say this: If you are so unsure of doing this, maybe you don't need to fark with it. Seriously.
 

vivithemage

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How do you get into recovery mode though? Do I need to download OSX or something and pop it on a jump drive?