Upgrade And Benchmark Your 2012 MacBook Air's SSD

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  • boulbox
    Very nice and informative DYI.
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  • mayankleoboy1
    Any Apple product is absolutely perfect. Why would i try to change anything in it, and commit a sin ?
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  • killerchickens
    Yawn.....ZZZZzzz
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  • boulbox
    Very nice and informative DYI.
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  • Someone Somewhere
    Is it just me or does the warning window on the first slide look photoshopped on?
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  • Priox
    How many times did you have to wash your hands after touching that Mac?
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  • ojas
    Try putting an SSD into a 2007 MacBook, install Win 7 and run it in AHCI mode.
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  • ubercake
    Every OWC drive we've used to replace the stock drive in the Macbook Airs at my place of employment has failed within 2 months. Anyone else having the same luck or is it just my supplier?
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  • monkeysweat
    not a huge fan of the sandforce / vertex drives.. I had a vertex2 and had 2 of them die within a month because of my computer going to sleep... they sent me an agility 3 to replace the last one, now I'm scared to let my PC sleep,, I would be extra worried in a MBA as you would want it to go to sleep often... IMO would be better just to order a MBA with the amount of storage required or spend 150 bux on a nice large external drive and be done with it.
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  • razor512
    That other SSD seems to require a heatsink (which it was using that metallic case for, if you remove it and place it in the macbook air, will it overheat?
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  • the great randini
    yawn..zzzz x2
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  • g-unit1111
    This is why I'm no longer an Apple fan. You pay 3x the price of, say a Lenovo, for a computer that has a shelf life of maybe two years tops, and is incredibly difficult to upgrade on top of that. Not to mention Apple makes it near impossible to find spare parts.
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  • sundragon
    Anonymous said:
    This is why I'm no longer an Apple fan. You pay 3x the price of, say a Lenovo, for a computer that has a shelf life of maybe two years tops, and is incredibly difficult to upgrade on top of that. Not to mention Apple makes it near impossible to find spare parts.


    Hmm... The 13" MBA is $1,199.00... Could you kindly point me to the URL for the $399.66 Lenovo Ultrabook? I would love to buy one :D
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  • asalikus
    Tom's Hardware community hates MACs but nice DYI. :p
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  • dalethepcman
    For all the mac hatred, these "hardware wise" are actually great machines.
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  • nikoli707
    ultrabook is an intel trade mark and just a marketing thing, a laptop is a laptop. there are plenty of equivalent 120gb ssd equipped laptops out there for around $600. personally, i got a hp m6 with an a10-4600m, gets 6 hours battery and blows intel away at on chip gaming, threw an extra 120gb ssd i had laying around, put the 750gb hd into my ps3, and i paid $399 on a deal for mine, and its less than an 1" thick

    there are also plenty of youtube drop tests that show having a plastic 399 vs aluminum frame mac 999 have NO, none whatsoever advantagaes. only advantage is they are about 15-40% lighter and about 20-35% lighter. If your like me, i dont drop my laptops and im not a wussy even though im much more scrawny than your average human.
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  • dvhh
    Also interesting for zenbook owner
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  • Idonno
    XXXXXXX
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  • Idonno
    So what are the rules for posting here? Every time I try, I get "An error has occured." except above which was a test. Are we being censored now or is this still a forum for the free exchange of thought?
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  • Jon Norris
    Anonymous said:
    Every OWC drive we've used to replace the stock drive in the Macbook Airs at my place of employment has failed within 2 months. Anyone else having the same luck or is it just my supplier?


    Yup same here - three chips in a row, two died after about four days exhibiting the same behavior and one died about two months into it with different behavior. Getting a RMA refund now but its been painful swapping in/out chips that are obviously sub standard.
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