Macbook Air Ssd In a Pc

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Bobby-, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. Bobby- macrumors newbie

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    I couldn't find much info on this but hoping someone will direct me.

    I upgraded my 2010 air to a samsung 256gb and was wondering if 128gb ssd could be used in a pc desktop with an adapter connected directly from msata toshiba to sata on the desktop. I was thinking this might be cool idea of replacing my raptor and using this ssd in my old but not that outdated core2quad desktop.

    Basically My question is anyone know which msata to sata adapter works. I can fabricate an enclosure my self :)
     
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  5. ZipZap macrumors 603

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    I'd keep that 128 eg drive around and intact.
    You'll need it if you ever need service.
     
  6. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    Thats cool, I didn't know they sold those! Really wish someone would release a thunderbolt enclosure...or at least a thunderbolt to USB3 converter plug! As of right now TB is useless.
     
  7. a.coward macrumors regular

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    SSD to SATA Adapter

    I noticed that there are now several MacBook Air SSD to SATA adapters
    on eBay (do a search on "macbook air sata adapter"). One is going for
    only $18. Has anyone tried these? How well do they work? I'm
    thinking of upgrading my Air's 128GB SSD to a 256GB SSD and am looking
    at a way of re-using the current SSD in a desktop. Thanks...
     
  8. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

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    I was thinking it would be cool to use the SSD as a thunderbolt drive for the MBA, and last time I checked, it was possible but awkward. You could use one of the SSD eSata enclosures http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/SSDAPEPMQ/, plug it into an eSata expresscard http://www.sonnettech.com/product/tempo_sata_express34.html and then use a thunderbolt expresscard adaptor http://www.sonnettech.com/product/echoexpresscard34thunderbolt.html

    That is really going to be bulky and ugly - more trouble and it's worth. If OWC would come out with an SSD enclosure that connected directly to the thunderbolt port, I would think seriously about upgrading my 256SSD to their 480. Using an SSD on the slow USB ports is just a waste.
     
  9. kyjaotkb, May 15, 2012
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    kyjaotkb macrumors 6502a

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    Hi Bobby,
    Just a question - where from did you buy the 256 GB? I just ordered one from laptop monkey on eBay, not too sure about how reliable it is...

    Regarding your question, please mind that even if the port on blade SSDs looks like mSata, it IS NOT mSata according to some forums - so the above link to Macsales looks like your safest bet...

    on the other hand you might try contacting this guy : http://www.computersolutions.cn/blog/2012/03/microsata-to-sata-adaptor-macbook-air-ssd-adaptor/

    or take some risks and drop $50 for that : http://www.ebay.it/itm/MacBook-Air-...ccessories&hash=item4ab48d63cd#ht_1746wt_1274

    there's even a RAID setup available http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dual-Card-s...es_dapters&hash=item337546f8d4#ht_2246wt_1334

    hope you'll find something useful

    cheers
    olivier
     
  10. theSeb macrumors 604

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    How is it useless? I am using mine just fine.
     
  11. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    As what? A display port? Or a plug for an extremely overpriced TB drive?
     
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