Storage upgrade for Macbook air

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  1. RAC

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    Hi

    Just want to know if its possible to upgrade my memory for my macbook air.

    My memory is only 125GB.

    My macbook air is 13 inch 2012 model.

    If possible how much will it be and were do i get it upgraded.

    Thanks
     
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    Re: Memory upgrade for Macbook air

    Yes, the solid state drive can be swapped out and replaced a new one but it will void the warranty. Considering yours is a 2012 model, I'm assuming the warranty has already lapsed unless you have AppleCare.

    I haven't heard of a local place that does this. I know OWC carries SSDs for the MacBook Air. See this link.
     
  3. mark_17

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    Re: Memory upgrade for Macbook air

    the memory or RAM is not upgradeable... however the internal SSD storage is upgradeable via 3rd party brands like OWC or Transcend...
     
  4. RAC

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    Re: Memory upgrade for Macbook air

    Thanks a lot.

    Ill try to get in touch with them.
     
  5. RAC

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    Re: Memory upgrade for Macbook air

    so owc is not a local company?

    Is there a local company that can do it?
     
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    Re: Memory upgrade for Macbook air

    OWC is a US company. You might try buying the drive from them and asking Ynzal if they can install it for you.
     
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    Re: Memory upgrade for Macbook air

    these upgrades are not locally available so you have to order them online then ship them here and have any authorized apple service center install it for you or the cheaper way is to install it yourself... there are a lot of guides online on how to do it.
     
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    Re: Memory upgrade for Macbook air

    i am assuming you mean the SSD and not RAM? why not try something like the nifty minidrive or other SDXC based solution?
     
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    Re: Memory upgrade for Macbook air

    MOD NOTE: Changed the title since thread starter is referring to storage not RAM.
     
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    Hi everyone. So overall there is no available shop we can have an SSD upgrade - even with authorized MAC shops??
     
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    I doubt Apple Authorized Service Providers will help you out because the SSD swap voids the warranty.
     
  12. JayShawn

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    apple won't upgrade your SSD capacity for you. it has to be done on purchase.
     
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    i just found out that my mac air 2011's SSD gave out ...... :( am very frustrated.....

    it doesnt help to learn that nobody locally can replace this. i really cannot afford a purchase of new unit now :(
     
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    you might not need to pay a single peso for the replacement, please check the link below:

    MacBook Air Flash Storage Drive Replacement Program - Apple Support
     
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    thanks.... i remember that i checked it previously and its is not affected .... :(

    i badly want to have this repaired already
     
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    sorry to hear that.. that is tough. anyways i saw someone selling online an OWC Aura Pro 6G Solid State Drive 240GB for Macbook Air for P8k.
     
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    I think that owc MacBook Air ssd price is good already? Owc website also have instructional videos on how to install.
     
  19. ment

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    thanks.... i brought my mac air to powermac festival mall..... the store attendant just pressed and hold the option key upon power up ... voila i can select my hard drive and it can now boot. :)

    he and i suspect a software glitch during a firmware update that i allowed on my mac last night before i sleep. its an EFI 2.9.1 update if i recall correctly...
     
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    tinkered around with the recovery drive ..... long story short i accidentally found the option where i can select the boot drive from the recovery mode. Now when it reboot, it is behaving normally na like before..... no more press option thing :)

    am actually posting this using my mac air right now .... whew!!!!!! :) close call


    But i really want to upsize my hard drive ..... so the link above, i will tinker with it soon .....

    I'll make sure to back up every week from here on.... i can sometimes go a month without running time machine... close close call ....
     

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