I helped a friend of mine find a great deal on a 2012 11" i5/4gb/128 gb Air that was purchased right before the Haswell models were released. Like new, flawless. She asked me about whether to purchase Applecare or not, and I advised her not to: a) MSRP on it costs roughly 40% of what she paid on it, and b) the Air (I told her) is a relatively robust solid state design that's been around long enough for the kinks and bugs to be worked out. Normally I hesitate to buy applecare if the price of it is 25% or more of what the laptop itself costs. Man, am I a schmuck. Turns out she does have the dreaded 128gb Toshiba drive, so I had to reverse course and tell her it's probably advisable, especially if she buys it at a discount at B&H or something. BUT...has anyone had any problem with the 2013 ssd's? I'm thinking I may have to break down and buy applecare, at the very least set a reminder for 45 days before my one year expires. I'm worried about my drive now after hearing all the reports of the 2012's. I haven't heard anything about these marvell-sandisk blades, but they ARE a new technology, at least for Apple. And if Apple's having quality control issues for drives they've been selling now for 3 years, it does not bode well. I wonder if this is going to be like the Nvidia 8600 video card, and be a systemic widespread problem in time. Hopefully Apple will do right by its customers and extend the warranty period on the Toshiba's like they did on the Nvidia's. If they don't step forward voluntarily, I hope some sleaze bag lawyer brings a class action and makes them do it. If he earns himself six or seven figures in the process for his efforts, I wouldn't mind a bit.