MBA SSD - which standard does it use?

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  1. Giuanniello macrumors regular

    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
     
  2. Kcetech1 macrumors regular

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    your stuck with the OWC or an Apple one. it is an Apple proprietary interface and not an M2 or any other common standard.
     
  3. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

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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?
     
  4. kohlson macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  5. Johnny365 macrumors regular

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    Look at Tardisk. It combines the 128GB with the SSD space seamlessly.
     
  6. ftaok macrumors 601

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    I use a NiftyDrive and a 200GB Sandisk microSDXC card.
     
  7. tidal macrumors newbie

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    why not just use a regular sd card? The MBA is new to me.
     
  8. someoldguy macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  9. ftaok macrumors 601

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    Regular SD cards stick out a good half inch. Nifty drive fits flush.
     

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