Updating to solid state drive - Is it possible.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by MBA-MD, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. MBA-MD macrumors member

    May 27, 2008
    I was wondering if it is possible to update to a solid state drive without having to give up a kidney through Apple.

    I found a 64GB solid state drive for $140 from an online store. Does the Air need a special hard drive, or any generic one will do? And if any of you have a solid state drive what is your experience with it?
  2. glitch44 macrumors 65816

    Feb 28, 2006
    not sure what your definition of "any genertic one" is but...

    Rev A: use 1.8" PATA with a ZIF connector
    Rev B: use 1.8" SATA with a LIF connector
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    Also note that the air can only use the drives that are 5mm high and not the 8mm high drives.
  4. fteoath64 macrumors regular


    Nov 16, 2008
    The 5mm thickness limits the choice of drives available and its sizes as well. This is a darn shame as Rev A users has been waiting forever for upgrades.

    I just wish there is a company who also sells a BOTTOM cover that is thicker and made of plastic (like MB white Polycarbonate) to hold a 8mm disk. Then 128GB and more 1.8 incher would fit. In fact, for some going 160GB HDD that is 5400 rpm would be good boost without incurring to much cash. :apple::apple::apple:
  5. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    There is another thread within a week or so with the exact info and directions. Just search.

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