Swap 13" Air toshiba 128 to mini then owc 180 to air?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by lightstrum, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. lightstrum macrumors newbie

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    I have a 13" Air 2010 with the 128 toshiba drive. I am thinking of getting the 799 mini with i7 upgrade and swapping in Air drive as a boot drive and getting the owc aura 180 for my air. The point being that I would increase drive capacity by 50% in the Air and get a much faster drive- according to barefeats- and get a much faster boot drive for the new mini at a big savings over the mac offering.
    Any thoughts? is it worth the $100 for the I7? Is this doable?
     
  2. DesertDog macrumors member

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    Not doable. The Air doesn't use a regular 2.5" in drive like the MBPs or the Minis. The SSD in the Air looks like a big stick of ram and doesn't use a SATA connection. So you wouldn't be able to put it in the mini.
     
  3. lightstrum thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The way I understand it the ssd module that Apple is putting in the new mini is the ssd module from the Air. Am i wrong about this?
     
  4. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    The MBA uses a type of flash storage completely different from the SSDs used in the Mini so no, they're not compatible.

    Regardless, the 120 GB Mercury 6G SSD from OWC is only $220 rather than the $380 you'd spend on the 180 GB module for your MBA so it'll be cheaper to just install the appropriate SSD into the Mini.
     
  5. thunng8 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, you are wrong about this.
     
  6. lightstrum thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. NZed macrumors 65816

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    The first one labeled in Yellow is the MBA's flash storage

    The second one is a normal SSD found in the mini except they are not OCZ's SSD, they are probably Samsung's, Toshiba's or Hitachi's SSD's.
     

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