SATA interface of 2009 MBA?

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  1. Thiol macrumors 6502a

    Thiol

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    Hi all. I know the answer to this question for the earlier MBA models, but I'm not certain about the one release at WWDC 2009. What is kind of SATA connection does it have? I'm trying to find SSDs that are compatible...
     
  2. borrachoruso macrumors newbie

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    If it's helpful, this is what i found in "about this mac" on 2009 mba:

    Serial-ATA:

    NVidia MCP79 AHCI:

    Vendor: NVidia
    Product: MCP79 AHCI
    Speed: 3 Gigabit
    Description: AHCI Version 1.20 Supported

    APPLE SSD SM128:

    Capacity: 113 GB
    Model: APPLE SSD SM128
    Revision: VAM0BA1Q
    Serial Number: SE922AXXXX
    Native Command Queuing: No
    Removable Media: No
    Detachable Drive: No
    BSD Name: disk0
    Mac OS 9 Drivers: No
    Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
    S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
    Volumes:
    Macintosh HD:
    Capacity: 112.68 GB
    Available: 68.53 GB
    Writable: Yes
    File System: Journaled HFS+
    BSD Name: disk0s2
    Mount Point: /
     
  3. stoconnell macrumors 6502

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    I would assume since there was very little change from the so-called Rev Bs (Late 2008) to the 2009 model, and the SSD is the same capacity, etc that it uses the same SATA LIF interface as the Rev B, which means there are no immediately compatible SSDs but there are some hacks which involve soldering ribbon cables. Someone correct me if I am wrong.

    My drive on a Rev B shows up in system_profiler as:

    APPLE SSD SM128:

    Capacity: 113 GB
    Model: APPLE SSD SM128
    Revision: VAM0BA1Q
     
  4. Thiol thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Thiol

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    That would be a bummer. That LIF interface just annoys me. I wonder if it was required by Samsumg...
     

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