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MBA SSD - which standard does it use?

Giuanniello

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Last summer I got my son a 13" MBAir but had to pick the 128GB one and it is so very tight as a storage, would like to increase to at least 256GB but would like to understand which is the connector standard so that I can look up for one.

I looked for compatible upgrades at OWC but they are still so damn expensive a 240GB sells for almost 300$, more than a 1TB standard SSD, I was wondering which kind of SSD I should look up for and where to look for reasonable prices.

Grazie
 

Boyd01

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Feb 21, 2012
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IMO you really need to buy a MBA with a big enough SSD in the beginning. As you are learning the upgrades are really expensive, and there have been quite a lot of negative posts about OWC disks here. Perhaps you can sell it and buy a refurb with a bigger SSD as a replacement?
 
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kohlson

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Apr 23, 2010
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Would an SD card storage expansion work? There are several options on this and some are flush mount. This is what one of my kids uses to store movies.
 
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Johnny365

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Look at Tardisk. It combines the 128GB with the SSD space seamlessly.
 
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someoldguy

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why not just use a regular sd card? The MBA is new to me.
The main reason , for me , is that a Nifty Drive or similar doesn't stick out the side of the computer like a full size SD card will . No chance of damage ; it's just like there is a second internal drive.
 
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