MacBook Air replacement hard drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by xlrtech, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. xlrtech macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2010
    I am attempting to find a replacement hard drive for a MacBook Air (original version); the original drive is made by Samsung, and has the model number HS082HB/A.

    These are both hard to come by and relatively expensive; they - and the Samsung-branded versions (without the "/A") - are also listed as replacement drives for Ipods.

    I have come across the HS081HA, which seems to be both more widely available and less expensive, and is also touted as a replacement drive for Ipods. Does anyone know if this will be suitable for fitting in a MacBook Air?

    I have also spotted one or more Toshiba drives which look as though they might do the job.
  2. Mr. Zarniwoop macrumors demi-god

    Mr. Zarniwoop

    Jun 9, 2005
    I replaced the 80GB HDD in my MacBook Air rev A with a RunCore SSD and have been pleased with the increased performance.
  3. GeekGuys macrumors regular

    Mar 13, 2009
    I would replace it with an SSD. Your Rev A will feel like an upgraded machine (which, of course, it is). You will suddenly have a faster, more responsive MBA and you'll be very happy.

    If money is a major issue though, I believe the models you specified will be OK.

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