Macbook Air SSD- Are there any cheaper alternative for replacing SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Kayla90, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. Kayla90 macrumors newbie

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    When it comes to replacing its SSD, are there any cheaper alternative that could be used? Or does it have to be a SSD?

    thanks :D
     
  2. SpoekGTi macrumors regular

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    it needs something with a propiarety m-sata connector and almost as thin as a memory module. If you find something which has that things and it fits then it's probably is an SSD anything else will probably not exist.
     
  3. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    Apple or OWC SSD are your only options.
     
  4. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    What model year is your Macbook Air?

    As far as I know there are only two possibilities for replacing the SSD in a 2010-2012 Macbook Air:

    1) An OEM Macbook Air SSD from eBay or someone like iFixit

    2) An Aura series replacement SSD from OWC

    Note that the 2010-2011 compatible SSDs are a different connector than the 2012 SSDs, so you have to find one for your model year.

    No other SSDs or hard drives will work in a 2010-2012 Macbook Air.
     
  5. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Now read the other thread for a possibility of booting up from a USB stick, but the speed will be so bad u wished u stop eating lunch for a month to save up.
     

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