OWC SSD Upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by bradbrad1016, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. bradbrad1016 macrumors newbie

    bradbrad1016

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    Hello,

    I'm a fairly new user to these forums, but considering I've read a lot of threads lately, I figured I could get a pretty logical response. Currently, I have a 2010 11" MacBook Air, 64GB model running OS X 10.8.2. The 64GB HD is really becoming too small and I am really looking into purchasing a 120GB OWC SSD replacement, with the Envoy solution. I am inquiring this Mac community as to whether this is a good option or not. I've heard a lot of mixed reviews, some even saying that if this drive is ordered, it won't fit. Can some of you shed some light on some good solutions for my problem? Any advice would be much appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. KylePowers macrumors 68000

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    Might be cheaper to order a 128GB pulled from a 2010 MBA off eBay. Have you looked into that?
     
  3. bradbrad1016 thread starter macrumors newbie

    bradbrad1016

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    Well, I do have another source that can install the standard Samsung 128GB version for $130. However, ordering through OWC would allow me to reuse my older HD as a portable external drive, which is really ideal. Hence my question about the reliability of OWC. I'm wanting to confirm that this is the best solution before I commit to purchasing a drive from them.
     
  4. mfram macrumors 65816

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    I did the OWC 240GB upgrade in my 2010 MBA and the new drive has operated fine since I've installed it.
     
  5. wilycoder macrumors 6502

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    I have OWC's 480GB SSD in my 2012 air.

    The first unit the sent me was defective. The replaced it no questions asked with 2 day shipping (and free return shipping).

    I was really upset the first one didnt work but the customer service is top notch.
     
  6. gametime10 macrumors regular

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    I have a 480GB OWC SSD in my 2011 MBA and it fits perfect and works great.
     
  7. raftr macrumors regular

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    I'd say it is worth buying new with warranty rather than some "pull-out" on eBay.

    My 240GB 6G OWC replacement died after 5 months of use and got replaced quickly. It's always a risk with HDD and SSD, not a big problem as long as you maintain regular backups.
     

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