Use 2011 SSD in 2010 Air?

robvas

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If I upgraded my 2011 to a 256GB SSD, has anyone tried putting the 128GB from that into a 2010 Air?

My 11" only has the 64GB drive. I notice OWC sells one set of drives for the 2010 and one set for the 2011. Are they incompatible or it is just a suggestion?
 

Cheffy Dave

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If I upgraded my 2011 to a 256GB SSD, has anyone tried putting the 128GB from that into a 2010 Air?

My 11" only has the 64GB drive. I notice OWC sells one set of drives for the 2010 and one set for the 2011. Are they incompatible or it is just a suggestion?
The 2010 are 3G, the 2011 are 6G, same as OWC's,so they are not compatible, you could always use one of OWC's enclosures , and turn it into an external drive
 
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The 2010 are 3G, the 2011 are 6G, same as OWC's,so they are not compatible, you could always use one of OWC's enclosures , and turn it into an external drive
Wouldnt a 6G just be throttled down to 3G when put into a 2010?
 
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IngerMan

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If I upgraded my 2011 to a 256GB SSD, has anyone tried putting the 128GB from that into a 2010 Air?

My 11" only has the 64GB drive. I notice OWC sells one set of drives for the 2010 and one set for the 2011. Are they incompatible or it is just a suggestion?
My understanding is the OWC 3G will work in either the 2010 or 2011 MBA but the newer OWC 6G will only work in the 2011 MBA. If that is what your asking?

Also it is my understanding that the 2010 & 2011 Apple SSD are the same, both 3G.
 
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Cheffy Dave

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Would a 6G just be throttled down to 3G when put into a 2010?
IDK,but I don't think so

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My understanding is the OWC 3G will work in either the 2010 or 2011 MBA but the newer OWC 6G will only work in the 2011 MBA. If that is what your asking?

Also it is my understanding that the 2010 & 2011 Apple SSD are the same, both 3G.
According to OWC's sales diagram, the 6G is only for the new gen MBA
 
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The-Pro

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IDK,but I don't think so

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According to OWC's sales diagram, the 6G is only for the new gen MBA
I corrected my post, I ment: Wouldnt a 6G just be......
Because if you connect a SATA III SSD in SATA II computer, the drive will just be thhrottled by the SATA II speeds.

Its quite possible there is a firmware difference with the 3G and 6G SSDs which results in only being compatible with either the 2010 or 2011 MBA.
 
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