Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2011 8:19 AM (in response to dmule)
Excellent question. There are not currently any available readers for the SSD in the Air. As such, you cannot simply remove it... place it in an external enclosure and copy it to the new SSD. What you will need to do is take a regular external hard drive. Then, you can use something like CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper (both of which can be downloaded and are free for doing full drive clones). You would then clone your internal SSD to the external hard drive using either of the mentioned applications. Just to make sure the clone is working, you can shut down your machine. Hold the "Option" key down while turning it back on. Continue to hold the "Option" key down until you get a prompt asking you which drive you want to boot from. Select the external drive. If everything went as it should, your system will boot from the external drive. Note that it will be very very slow. This is because the USB bus is much slower than the internal drive's SATA connection. After you make sure your external clone is working, you can swap out the SSDs per the instructions (I'm guessing you're going with OWC which has excellent instructions). After you swap the SSDs, you again boot your system holding down the "Option" key and boot from your external drive (since your internal SSD is now blank). Launch CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper again and now clone your external drive to your new internal SSD.
The process is slightly more annoying than replacing a regular drive (or any drive with a standard SATA connector). Normally, you could clone the internal drive directly to the new drive using a USB adapter... but since there is no reader for the unique SSD used in the Air, you have to clone to a regular hard drive and then back to the new SSD.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2011 8:52 AM (in response to dmule)
I probably made it sound more complicated than what it is. Basically, you're copying your current internal SSD to an external hard drive... then putting the new SSD in and copying everying back.