Macbook Air Ssd In a Pc

Bobby-

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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 I was thinking this might be cool idea of replacing my raptor and using this ssd in my old but not that outdated core2quad desktop.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 :)
 

ZipZap

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

gentlefury

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Other World Computing does sell an external module for $70 ($35 if you purchase one of their SSDs) that allows you to use the blade drive with a USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port. That could be an option to use it with your PC.

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/SSDAPOTGU3/
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.
 

a.coward

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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...
 

Boyd01

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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.
 

kyjaotkb

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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 :)
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-SSD-Card-slot-to-SATA-converter-convertor-3-3V-Regulator-included-/320856744909?pt=UK_Computing_Apple_Mac_Accessories&hash=item4ab48d63cd#ht_1746wt_1274

there's even a RAID setup available http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dual-Card-slots-Apple-MacBook-Air-SSD-convert-SATA-converter-adapter-3-3V-blk-/221010917588?pt=US_Drive_Cables_dapters&hash=item337546f8d4#ht_2246wt_1334

hope you'll find something useful

cheers
olivier
 
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