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Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Trishnalynn, Aug 15, 2011.
I'm looking for anyone who might know pinouts for the current 256GB SSDS
If you work for a company that makes products like this I'd imagine someone who is employed by said company should be intelligent enough to figure it out.
No, you're right 'b', but we're new to the MBA. hybster, I know you did the 128GB here, got anything for me on the 256?
bizzle said If you work for a company that makes products like this I'd imagine someone who is employed by said company should be intelligent enough to figure it out.
The pin out for the connector on the SSD is the same through all MacBook Air 2010 and 2011 models.
formfactor has changed in the 2011 w/ 256GB SSD
Thanks bizzle. I don't agree. The pinouts have changed as the form factor has changed to a simm/sipp style module and the # of pins chnged too.
The proprietary SSD from Toshiba/Samsung is labeled as Blade SSD
--- Not to be confused with this other SSDs since the dimension is totally different (24mm by 108.8mm) very similar to a SDRAM DIMM
It DOES NOT matter what size the drive is since it comes in 64GB (2010 model) to 256GB (2011 model).
--- All I care for is the 6 + 12 pin-out signals and the solid gold finger on the 2nd side of the SSD.
--- This is a new form factor device and mainly available as OEM with the exception of one (OWC Mecury Aura Pro Express that cost at least $500)! It has different physical dimension compared the mSATA or mini-PCIe SSD 24mm X 108.9mm vs. 30mm X 51mm.
--- Furthermore, the Blade X-gale came in 2 flavors: SG (available in standard SATA, slim SATA and mSATA format)
· The SSD has contacts on only the bottom side with what looks like a ground plate on the top. · The connector is split with six pins on one card edge and 12 on the other. A one-sided version thus has 18 pins (plus ground) while a two-sided variant has 36 pins. For comparison, Mini PCIe is a two-sided card edge with 8 pins and then 18 pins, for a total of 52 pins. The 1st observation is the pitch is OK; 1mm, but the notch is not! Its smaller than the Mini PCIe (1.5mm). So it DOES NOT fit the standard Mini PCIe connector.
Have you contacted the Serial ATA Organization about this? They should know the specs and be able to share them.
Thanks Hellhammer. None of their links work for the specs and the only drive mfr they have links for is Samsung. No Toshiba, OWC, or Photofast Still looking for a hack to pin it out for me. ~tld