MBA SSD is user replaceable

WardC

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Be aware that you won't be able to have TRIM support with all of the 3rd party Blade SSD solutions. I know for a fact that the OWC SSDs do not support TRIM.
 

aptar

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I never would have guessed that considering theres a front page post regarding the iFixit breakdown.
Ahh, oops, I glanced quickly and saw the blue bar chart and thought it was the same Geekbench one from earlier.
 

WardC

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The plus side to this is that we have discovered that the chipset supports SATA III (6Gbit/sec) although the link speed of the SSD is SATA II (3Gbit/sec). This means you may be able to upgrade with a SATA III SSD at a later time to improve SSD speed performance substantially. Perhaps the SATA III Blade SSDs were not available at the current time, and Apple will start building the MBA with a faster SATA III SSD installed as they become available.
 

mickliq

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I'd recommend a high capacity external before I went 480GB on the SSD... even the thunderbolt RAID array would be a better deal IMO, unless you ABSOLUTELY need the space portably.
Needs to be all-in one :( I have a 512GB SSD in my MBP 15" and it's great.
 

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