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

    Aug 24, 2012
    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

    Jul 2, 2012
    The Netherlands
    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

    Mar 28, 2011
    Apple or OWC SSD are your only options.
  4. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    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

    Aug 27, 2012
    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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