Possible to install 512GB SSD?

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

  1. CardboardGiant macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2011
    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

    Feb 21, 2010
    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


    Jun 11, 2011
    I believe the maximum is 480 gb's (for now at least)
    That is over $1000
  4. shadowjeff macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2010
    lol at that price, you should just get another mba just for windows 7.
  5. halledise macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2009
    Hamilton Island, Whitsundays, QLD Australia
    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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