Possible to install 512GB SSD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by CardboardGiant, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. CardboardGiant macrumors regular

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    using 2011 MBA 13, currently have 256GB SSD installed.

    Would it be possible to upgrade it to 512GB?

    I need more space for Windows 7.

    Voiding my warranty is not an issue, since I plan on spray-painting my MBA soon.
     
  2. Robyr macrumors regular

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    In short, yes. It is the only user-upgradable part in the notebook. OWC is the only reliable vendor selling upgrades at this point, and be prepared for sticker shock. The faster 6GB/s drives are limited to 256GB at this point, if I am not mistaken, but their slower 3GB/s drives go to 512GB.
     
  3. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    I believe the maximum is 480 gb's (for now at least)
    That is over $1000
     
  4. shadowjeff macrumors regular

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    lol at that price, you should just get another mba just for windows 7.
     
  5. halledise macrumors 65816

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    why not an external drive.
    if you fill a 512 gb internal drive and then need to back up - which i s/be standard procedure anyway - you're still going to need an external.
    which'd be a darn sight cheaper than $1100 + for an internal 512 gb

    be happy with 256 gb and offload the extras.

    spray paint your Air - what on earth for :eek:
     

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