Installing Macbook Pro SSD into an Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by shopbot999, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. shopbot999 macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2011
    I am trying to migrate from my 2010 17" Macbook Pro to my Air. It has a OCZ-VERTEX4 512GB SSD installed, running 10.8.4.

    My Air is a 2010 model with a 128GB SSD.

    Can I remove it and install it into the Air and boot up and hit the ground running?

    TIA for any pointers!
  2. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
  3. mvmanolov macrumors 6502a

    Aug 27, 2013
    What he said!

    also if you decide to go for the external enclosure route, don't forget to buy a USB3.0 one others your SSD speed is all just about wasted. :D
  4. robvas macrumors 68020

    Mar 29, 2009
    MacBook Airs do not use mSATA drives. It's a special format unique to Apple.

    But you are in luck!

    You could get a USB enclosure and boot off your existing SSD, and then use Carbon Copy Cloner to clone that over to the internal SSD in your Air.
  5. shopbot999 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2011
    Arghhhh! Not good news! Thanks for the replies!

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