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MBA SSD Question

398 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 21, 2011 12:28 PM by JoeyR RSS
Wycliffe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 15, 2011 7:17 PM

I am thinking about switching to the 13 inch MBA but the current SSD is not large enough for me.

 

Has anyone upgraded the SSD to a larger capacity?

 

Feedback appreciated.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7), 2.3 GHz Core i7 8 GM RAM
  • shldr2thewheel Level 7 Level 7 (25,410 points)
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    Nov 15, 2011 7:22 PM (in response to Wycliffe)

    what are your specific questions regarding upgrading to a larger SSD?

  • JasonFear Level 5 Level 5 (4,935 points)
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    Nov 21, 2011 10:29 AM (in response to Wycliffe)

    While I personally haven't done the upgrade, a co-worker of mine put a 240GB model in his 11" MBA (that came with the 64GB) and it was a painless install. The cost prohibitive nature of moving to the 480GB model is probably the biggest limiting factor.

     

    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/SSD/OWC/Aura_Pro_Express

  • JoeyR Calculating status...
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    Nov 21, 2011 12:28 PM (in response to Wycliffe)

    I upgraded my 11" Air with the 240GB model without a problem.  I've yet to see any confirmation on how Apple views this with respect to the warranty.  While the SSD is super easy to replace (even more so than a regular hard drive as there's just one screw holding it in) and the disassembly is the same as a MB Pro, it is not considered user replaceable by Apple.

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