Help for Macbook Air SSD on PCIe

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Lqwe12, Sep 4, 2015.

  1. Lqwe12 macrumors newbie

    Lqwe12

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    Hello there, can somebody tell me are there available OEM SSD (PCIe) for Macbook Air mid 2013 and newer?

    My Air's SSD is dead so I'm looking to replace it, there are some DIY solutions on eBay but I'm not sure if it going to work:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/128GB-SSD-f...A1502-ME253-/321818041986?hash=item4aedd99e82

    Other then used ones seems that this type hardware cannot be found anywhere except thru Apple.

    Also is there some kind of M.2 to PCIe adapter card that can be used with that type of SSD's?
     
  2. windywalks macrumors 6502

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    I wouldn't touch this with a 5 foot pole.
    An incompetent translation is just the tip of an iceberg here.
    I'd go with a used one if I were in your shoes.
    This is just too risky - at best it won't work, at worst you can end up with a fried logic board blown into mid-Air ;)
    Even the SSDs provided by OWC etc. tend to not work properly and they don't supply, as you already know, PCI-e based MacBook drives.
     
  3. flowrider macrumors 601

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    What you found on eBay appears to be the proper SSD for your machine.

    Lou
     
  4. windywalks macrumors 6502

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    "Proper" in the sense that it might work, but it has nothing to do with proper in terms of actually working properly. Notice, that the seller states that there is a tedious workaround to actually make it work and judging by the sellers knowledge of English it might turn out to be problematic to return it if it doesn't work.
     
  5. flowrider macrumors 601

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    ^^^^What I am saying is it appears to have the correct form factor to fit a 2013,. 2014 or a 2015 MBA. Yes, the wording in the listing is scary, and coming from China makes it even more scary. Attached is a photo of an OEM 2013 MBA SSD.

    New-Article-featured.jpg

    Here is one from a seller on Amazon:

    http://www.amazon.com/661-7459-661-...1390036&sr=8-7&keywords=mac+book+air+2013+ssd

    For what it is it's pretty expensive. But, these are hard to get. SSDs for 2010 through 2012 MBAs are available in the aftermarket. 2013+ has been promised by both Transcend and OWC, but those promises have not come to fruition.

    Lou
     
  6. flowrider macrumors 601

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  7. Lqwe12 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry for this late response, thanks to all for your answers.
    I'm definitely not going to risk with the chinese DIY solution, better used or refurbished SSD than that.

    Let's all hope that soon there will be OEM SSD's for this models.
     

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