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    If I Purchase Macbook Air w/ HDD Drive...Can I Upgrade Later??

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    If I Purchase Macbook Air w/ HDD Drive...Can I Upgrade Later??
    Hello. If I purchased a standard Macbook Air (HDD)...could I upgrade to SDD later?? I hear their might be an intel flash drive that could increase the MBA's storage to 120GB.

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    If I Purchase Macbook Air w/ HDD Drive...Can I Upgrade Later??
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    the hard drive of the macbook air is not user replaceable
    of course it is possible - but it is a lot more difficult and will void your warrenty

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    If I Purchase Macbook Air w/ HDD Drive...Can I Upgrade Later??

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    so I could replace the standard drive with the SSD drive....right? of course I would take it to the apple store.

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    Sure you could but bring a motorize wheelchair because it will cost an arm and leg and it's hard to operate a wheelchair with one arm. Even the small SSD drives are very expensive.

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    If I Purchase Macbook Air w/ HDD Drive...Can I Upgrade Later??
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    MLC media prices have already gotten pretty low.. SLC will, I'm sure continue to drop, one of these days.. and probably before we realize it they won't be that expensive.

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    If I Purchase Macbook Air w/ HDD Drive...Can I Upgrade Later??
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    Quote Originally Posted by bswain06 View Post
    so I could replace the standard drive with the SSD drive....right? of course I would take it to the apple store.
    No, Apple will not install a different hard drive for you. And if you do it or have someone else do it, it will void your warranty.
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    If I Purchase Macbook Air w/ HDD Drive...Can I Upgrade Later??

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    I've seen videos and stuff of people doing it, so it can be done. Probs be cheaper aswell, apple normally overcharges for everything on macs, eg ram.

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    If I Purchase Macbook Air w/ HDD Drive...Can I Upgrade Later??
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    Quote Originally Posted by charliecrosslan View Post
    I've seen videos and stuff of people doing it, so it can be done. Probs be cheaper aswell, apple normally overcharges for everything on macs, eg ram.
    For that matter so does most everyone else. Buying from third party is always cheaper.

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    If I Purchase Macbook Air w/ HDD Drive...Can I Upgrade Later??

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    ok. thanks!!!!

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