Decisions decisions...

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jrb363, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. jrb363 macrumors member

    Feb 17, 2011
    Hey guys,

    I was trying to decide what to do. I currently own an 11" 2011 Macbook Air with 2GB ram and 64GB SSD. I am in bad need of extra storage space since I've had the computer for a few years and with games/programs/etc I find myself constantly lacking storage. Also, it's become my primary computer now which means there are things I can't just dump off onto the school network, the cloud, etc.

    I would like to upgrade the SSD but the only company I can find that offers an upgrade is OWC and they're pretty expensive at $1/GB or higher. Would I be better off just waiting it out and using a USB storage device for a few months and selling my 2011 MB Air for ~$600 and paying a $400 difference and getting all of the extra bells and whistles that comes with a new computer? Or should I try to hit up Ebay, Amazon, etc and get an SSD via a different 3rd party?

    Thanks! :)
  2. Naimfan Suspended


    Jan 15, 2003
  3. robvas macrumors 68030

    Mar 29, 2009
    I would buy a PNY StorEdge or something like that. You'll be able to use it with your next Air.

    Also, $600 might be a bit optimistic for your 2011 base model.
  4. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    OWC is the only company that makes SSD for that model.
  5. Dweez macrumors 65816


    Jun 13, 2011
    Down by the river
    My first though as well.
  6. Boyd01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 21, 2012
    New Jersey Pine Barrens
    Mine too. Personally I wouldn't sink any more money into that machine. The 2gb of RAM is always going to be a limitation. If you can't make do with external storage, I think it's time for a new machine with at least 4gb RAM and a bigger SSD. You will also get USB 3, better battery life and other improvements.

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