Make and Model of Nvidia Airs Hard Drive??

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by robotica, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. robotica macrumors 6502a

    robotica

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    Hello!!

    I am trying to find a hard drive compatible with my Nvidia MBA -

    Could someone please help me out with the make and model of the one in there Nvidia MBA?

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. hybster macrumors member

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    It is the SAMSUNG HS12UHE with a LIF (low insertion force) connector.

    As far as getting disks (ssd/hdd) with the sata lif connector, it is near impossible...

    The only option at this point is to either somehow get the SSD from a broken mba rev. b off ebay, or hacking up a connector for micro sata.

    I have examined the hdd in my mba and think I can separate the strands of the ribbon. This would allow to solder the leads onto a micro-sata connector on, say, an intel x18-m SSD.
    Regarding dimensions, drives with the micro-sata connector will need some modding to fit, either shifting the drive cage or removing part of the connector.

    Good luck :)
     
  3. robotica thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    :(

    thats a shame.... ive seen a few drives with lif connector on it.. but there 5.4mm drives. Do you know if this would fit a MBA or is this too tall?

    thanks!
     
  4. hybster macrumors member

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    I guess 5.4 mm would not be a problem. Where have you seen this?
     
  5. robotica thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. hybster macrumors member

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    None of those drives have the right connector.
     
  7. robotica thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  8. hybster macrumors member

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    Yes, none of those are sata lif, micro-sata is not the right connector. Better luck to you ;)
     
  9. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    To date, as far as I am aware, the only option for the drive for a rev B MBA is from Apple. That includes HDD and SSD. Only Apple is using the LIF in SATA-II form. The original MBA used a PATA ZIF or LIF cable and those are available. A lot of people have tried and gotten nowhere when it comes to the rev B. Has been well documented via many threads here.
     
  10. robotica thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    bugger!

    anyone want to swap HD for SSD + Cash :)
     

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