Pop 2011 13" MBA SSD into 2012 MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by unixunderground, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. unixunderground macrumors member

    Feb 2, 2011

    The screen on my 2011 13" MBA recently got cracked in an accidental drop, and since I really don't want to bother replacing it since screen aside it got scratched up pretty much everywhere falling off the airplane's stairs (and I could also use 8GB of ram [the old one had 4GB]), I was wondering whether or not I would be able to pop into the new 2012 MBA my old SSD , and have everything working as before, but just faster (Ivy bridge,HD4000,8GB ram), without any issues..

    PS:The SSD itself is not damaged, and even if the old mac is seriously ********* up, it still works smoothly , screen and cosmetic damage all over it aside.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Moshe1010 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 27, 2010
    There is only one SSD place in MBA, you can't run 2 SSD drives. Call Apple Store near you and ask them if they can copy the data from the old SSD to the new one. The new SSD is faster than whatever you have right now, so downgrading would make no sense.
  3. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    Nope. The 2012 MBA has a slightly different connector (more pins) than the 2011 models. The SSDs are not compatible.

    You could order one of these:


    And then pop your 2011 SSD into the enclosure and copy everything to your new MBA via USB 3.
  4. kodeman53 macrumors 65816

    May 4, 2012
    Just back it up to an external drive and restore it to your 2012 MBA. Not a complicated process.

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