Updating to solid state drive - Is it possible.

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

  1. MBA-MD macrumors member

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    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?
    Thanks
     
  2. glitch44 macrumors 65816

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    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

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    Also note that the air can only use the drives that are 5mm high and not the 8mm high drives.
     
  4. fteoath64 macrumors regular

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    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

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

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