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Old SSD in a new Air?

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Dec 5, 2012 7:28 PM

I have a mid-2010 13" MB Air that I had the wonder fortune of spilling a glass of wine on. It is now dead. Weeeee! I took it to a repair shop and after the diagnostic, too many parts were fried and/or corroded to justify fixing it, however, the tech varified that the SSD is still in good shape, boots fine, and works like it should.


Now I need to buy a new Air, but I'm trying to cut my losses (both money and time), so I got the bright idea to simply buy the base model and swap out the new 128gb SSD for my old 256gb SSD (which is running 10.7.5). This would save me a massive amount of setup, recovery, and transfer time, not to mention a couple hundred bucks. But will it work?




  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (220,945 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 7:32 PM (in response to NoSolePK)

    No. The new MBAs don't use a standard 2.5" form SSD. Their SSDs are directly attached daughterboards. And, I don't think your old SSD would have space to fit even if it were usable. Better off putting it into a USB enclosure. Then you could transfer your data to the new MBA.

  • SP Forsythe Level 5 Level 5 (5,200 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 11:38 PM (in response to NoSolePK)

    The 2012 MacBook Airs use an SSD that is similar, but not interchangeable with any earlier versions. Apple went to a re-designed physical interface for the mid-2012 Airs. This is according to iFixit's teardown,and confirmed by (they sell a different model replacement for the mid-2012 edition)


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