Upgrading 80G HDD to 120G Ribbon issue

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Blu Dragn, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. Blu Dragn macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2009
    I recently purchased a 120 Gb drive to put in my original MBA. The iStore said they could order and install a 120G drive for $250 out the door. I got the drive for $100. As I put it in, the ribbon cable from the drive is a different size and has a different connector to the board. Does anyone know if there is a different ribbon to use to make this work? Are there two versions of the 120G HDD where one would fit and the other would not? Just curious. Hoping I didn't throw away a hundred bucks.
  2. pvmacguy macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2009
    Sounds like your 120 gig you got is a SATA with a LIF connector. If your air is a rev. a which you said "original" I'm going to assume it is, you would need a 120 gig PATA with a ZIF connector.

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