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Old 4th May 2011, 10:01   #1
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Default How-to: replace your MacBook Air SSD with OWC's Aura Pro Express

Apple launched updated MacBook Air models in October of 2010, featuring new, compact, and (originally) proprietary form-factor solid state drives (SSDs). The SSDs have so far only been available to OEMs directly from Toshiba, despite the fact that the SSD is the only user-replaceable part in the MacBook Air. It took a few months, but long-time Mac upgrade source Other World Computing stepped up to offer three upgrade options based on fast Sandforce controllers.

OWC's Mercury Aura Pro Express SSDs (say that three times fast) come in 180GB, 240GB, and 360GB capacities. So we installed a 240GB Mercury Aura Pro Express that the company lent us into an 11" MacBook Air in order to see how difficult the upgrade process is, and to put the drive through its paces and see what kind of performance gains are possible with the Sandforce-based design.
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