2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 12, 2011 3:37 PM by Rick Mansfield
Rick Mansfield Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)

My wife has a first generation MacBook Air--1.6 ghz with an 80 GB hard drive. She's entirely out of room, so I ordered this drive as a replacement:

 

http://www.memoryamerica.com/k3vlar128gb.html

 

Does anyone know of any problems with this drive?

 

Thanks.

  • 1. Re: Updating the hard drive in a first gen MBA
    JasonFear Level 5 Level 5 (4,935 points)

    Hi Rick,

     

    While I have no direct experience with that HD (or that drive's manufacturer) the good news you got the form factor and connection type right. I had recently installed a similar drive (128GB SSD) into the same generation MacBook Air and it worked out just fine.

  • 2. Re: Updating the hard drive in a first gen MBA
    Rick Mansfield Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)

    Thanks, Jason. You essentially gave me the answer I wanted to hear since I knew there were differences in the drive for this first generation. Since I bought Applecare for my wife's MacBook Air, I'm going to take it to a friend of mine who works in an Apple-certified repair shop so that in switching out this hard drive, I don't violate the warranty.

     

    I especially liked the fact that this particular drive came with an external enclosure for the old drive. That will make switching everything much easier.