Macbook air 2013 - Replace hardware

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Laaassseee, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. Laaassseee macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2013
    Is it possible to replace hardware like the SSD or ram in the new MBA? Thinking if the storage might become a problem in a year or so..
  2. Mr Rabbit macrumors 6502a

    Mr Rabbit

    May 13, 2013
    RAM, no. SSD, not at the moment but most likely yes within the next year.

    Other World Computing has sold SSD upgrades for the revised MacBook Airs since 2010. They don't currently have upgrades for the 2013 MacBook Airs but I would expect to see some hit their shop sometime this winter.

    OWC SSD upgrades for 2012 MacBook Airs

    OWC SSD upgrades for 2011 MacBook Airs

    OWC SSD upgrades for 2010 MacBook Airs

    The actual installation is very easy and straight forward but the part costs are still relatively high compared to traditional hard drives.
  3. Laaassseee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2013
    Ok.. it might be worth it. Thank you
  4. mattferg macrumors 6502

    May 27, 2013
    Yes, I have no clue why PDXPean said no. The RAM is not replaceable in any description of the term, but the SSD is. At the moment it's near impossible to find OEM versions of the 2013 SSD though, and no third party manufacturer makes one YET, but it is POSSIBLE.

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