SSD Issues, FML!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jotti, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. jotti macrumors newbie

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    Tried fresh installs, she works fine for a few weeks then starts rapidly deteriorating until the spinning icon on a reboot doesn't stop spinning. Safe mode takes 1+ hours to boot.

    I've taken it in to the apple store and was told a new harddrive would run me $900!

    Do I have any more options?


    2011 13" 80gb hdd (Samsung HS082HB). Serial # S1BPJ16Q183188

    Should I sell for parts on ebay? :(
     
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  3. jotti thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, I hadn't realized this. Is there a "DIY" that I could follow?

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    Any advice as to knowing exactly which HDD I need from OWC?

    What info can I provide from "About this mac" to determine this? My processor is a 1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    OWC may include some directions, if all else fails head over to iFixit. They have a lot of tear down guides. They seem to be offline right now, so I cannot confirm

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    What year is your MacBook air, 2010 or 2011? OWC has a chat client that might be fairly useful in making sure you get exactly what you need.
     
  5. falterego macrumors 6502

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    You can buy any of the MacBook Air drives from this link

    Install videos are on this link

    Their drives for the MBA come with the Pentalobe and Torx T-5 drivers.
     
  6. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    I'm not understanding the 2011 in conjunction with the Samsung hard disk drive and your title about SSD issues.

    The early 2008 MBA used the 80GB hard disk you referenced. Late 2008 and 2009 models used a different 120GB hard disk or optional solid-state disk. 2010 and later models are all SSD.

    What is the Model Number on the bottom of the computer?

    If it's A1237 (which I'd guess from the 80GB hard disk) then you're looking for a 1.8" drive replacement. See http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/SSD/OWC/Aura_Pro_1.8

    I strong recommend you pick up the telephone and CALL OWC to ensure you get exactly the correct replacement drive.


    I'm reasonably sure those won't fit any MBA that came with a hard disk. I believe the blade SSD's first appeared in the Late 2010 models.
     
  7. MacRuler macrumors 6502

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    900 dollars? -_- has no one else noticed that price?! the 80 gb hard drive in the mba can be had for 60 dollars.
     
  8. jotti thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oops, I think I confused the DOB of my Air with my Pro. The correct info is:

    Apple Model No: A1237 (EMC 2142*) Model ID: MacBookAir1,1

    Sorry for the confusion. I'm amazed at the depth of responses, you folks are marvelous. Sincerely, thanks.
     

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