Difference between 2011 and 2012 Air SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by hsmith26, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. hsmith26 macrumors newbie

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    Is there anything stopping someone from purchasing a SSD meant for a 2011 Macbook Air and putting it into a 2012 Air? I believe they are physically the same size but am wondering if there is some firmware difference that would prevent the 2011 SSD from working.
     
  2. Monkeyat macrumors regular

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  3. silverjam macrumors regular

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    OWC has a good summary of what works on what. Check the SSD section where is outlines that you generally need to buy SSD specifically for a model. They are not multichangable because the connectors are different and also the drive controllers are different and the SATA speeds are different across models.
     
  4. hsmith26 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys, I thought they might use the same connector and wanted to check before I bought a SSD
     

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