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

Kayla90

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Aug 24, 2012
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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
 

SpoekGTi

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Jul 2, 2012
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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
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.
 

Stetrain

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Feb 6, 2009
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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.
 

Mrbobb

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Aug 27, 2012
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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.