Still no HD upgrades?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by robeddie, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. robeddie macrumors 68000

    robeddie

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    I know a few potential solutions have been announced. But at the moment, as far as I can tell, there is still no place where I can actually purchase a bigger 1.8 inch, zif hard drive that will work in my MacBook Air.

    Frankly, now that it's been on the market for more than 10 months, I'm a little surprised.

    If anyone knows where I can buy a new 120, 160, 200, 240gig, ANY size drive that's bigger than my current 80, that would be a revelation. I can't find it.
     
  2. robeddie thread starter macrumors 68000

    robeddie

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    Maybe I was not clear. I KNOW drives such as that have been ANNOUNCED, but when you go to the 'where to buy' link, there is NO place that actually sells the drive. Giving me a link to the manufacturers web site, with no link on where I'd actually be able to order one, is not what I was looking for.
     
  3. michaeldavid macrumors newbie

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  4. robeddie thread starter macrumors 68000

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  5. michaeldavid macrumors newbie

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    You'll have to email the seller to confirm that
     
  6. glitch44 macrumors 65816

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    did you google the model number? a bunch of places pop up. some specify ZIF. if they're legit places is up to you to discover.
     
  7. 1rottenapple macrumors 65816

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    Does a reputable site like new egg have something MBA upgradable HD? I'm looking to swap mine for a larger drive.
     
  8. fsosx macrumors newbie

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    Forget the MK1231GAL.

    I tried for hours to make it work.

    I always get an I/O error when trying to format it. Drive is seen as a Toshiba MK1231GAL, you can even zero it but when it comes to format it, I got no luck.

    I tried using Disk Utility and fdisk (terminal). It looks like the commands are working and saved but whenever you quit fdisk nothing is really saved to disk.

    By the way, I get the same results using a PC...
     
  9. eddieaus macrumors regular

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    is your Toshiba drive from a ipod classic? you cannot format a ipod hard drive, because it is locked by apple. there are many manufactures lock their music player hard drives.
     

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