How to Upgrade your MacBook Air’s SSD


The MacBook Air is the ideal netbook to take with you wherever you go. But the problem with it is that its hard drive easily fills up. External drives are useful, but it can be a hassle spending time getting your hard drive and plugging it in. You can put a backup there, but it’s still more ideal to store a copy on your netbook’s hard drive itself.

If you’re confident about tinkering with your beloved MacBook, upgrade your MacBook Air’s SSD by following these steps:

STEP 1: Know your MacBook Air

MacBook Airs released from different years can have varying specs. Figure out first which MacBook Air you have before you even think about buying an SSD upgrade kit.

STEP 2: Find the right storage for your MacBook Air

Now that you know exactly what MacBook Air model you have, you can now pick the perfect SSD kit for your MacBook Air. Choose from a variety of sellers online or check out your local computer stores for the kit you need.

STEP 3: Perform the upgrade

Take out the screws at the bottom of your MacBook Air. To avoid problems with static electricity, you can work on an anti-static mat. Place the screws in a safe place like a bowl to avoid loss as you work on your smooth, clean work area. Work carefully as you take out the old SSD and put in the new one. When you’re done, put the cover back on and screw it in place.

STEP 4: Transfer your data

Congratulations! You finally have your new SSD for your MacBook Air. It has a bigger storage capacity compared to your MacBook’s stock hard drive. Now all you have to do is transfer files and software from your old hard drive to the new one. It will be a lot easier if you clone it all. This way, you don’t have to wait for everything getting done.

Congratulations. You have now officially upgraded your MacBook Air. All that’s left now is for you to enjoy your free space.

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Louise Mosqueda

Louise is an anti-social being who enjoys the company of animals. A writer by degree and profession, she likes writing about anything her mind comes up with, and learning about the latest gadgets. A video game buff, she prefers the complexity of older video games to new ones. You can usually find her riding public transport, lost in thought about her next blog entry. Know more about her and her anti-social antics by following her blogs and twitter.

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