Put SSD into non SSD MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Bobjob186, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. Bobjob186 macrumors 6502

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    Is it possible to put the 64GB SSD into a 1.6ghz/80gb macbook air?
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    I believe they use the same connector, so I think it is possible.
     
  3. EspressoLove macrumors 6502

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    Yup, assuming you know that most SSDs won't suit MBA :rolleyes:
    I.e. if you want to put in SSD from another MBA you're just fine.

    nice avatar buddy :cool:
     
  4. Bobjob186 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    cool! next question...does changing the HD void warranty on a MBA?
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Just remember to buy a 1.8" SSD.

    Well changing the HD on a MBP/MB doesn't exactly void the warranty, but considering the whole MBA is no user serviceable, it's a tough call. Best to call Apple and ask.
     
  6. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    you need to get a 5mm , 1.8", ZIF connector.

    Most are 8mm so be very careful.

    The only drive I've seen that will actually fit is the Samsung 64GB.

    All the others (including the Sandisk, are usually 8mm)

    Also, the 32GB version of the Samsung i've seen has a regular IDE and not the ZIF (the one sold at Newegg and elsewhere)
     
  7. weeman macrumors 6502

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    Yeah it does. My buddy did it and then had some problems and apple would not deal with it.
     
  8. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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