The March 2015 update of Apple's 13" MacBook Air features fifth generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, resulting in slightly increased performance and battery life.

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Can I change the internal drive out?

Is it possible to change the internal drive of a MacBook Air 2015?

This is a procedure I successfully completed with my old MacBook Pro (2010), and it was fairly easy, using a Samsung EVO 512GB 2.5" SSD.

Would it be possible to do the same with the Macbook Air 2015? If so, will a Samsung EVO work just as well?

Thank you so much! G

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WOW ... There not cheap! crwdns2913318:0IF188-108-4crwdne2913318:0 and here is the guide to install it: MacBook Air 13" Early 2015 SSD Replacement


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I would recommend looking at OWC here as a cheaper option: SSD Upgrades for: MacBook Air 11" & 13" Mid 2013, 2014, and 2015



This MacBook air will not take a conventional SSD (such as the Samsung EVO 850 or 950). They are a different blade type of SSD and are very similar to M.2 SSD's.

Apple decided to move the notch on the SSD's (the notch is the cut in the middle of the board where it connects to the logic board (MLB... whatever you wanna call it). Which means if you go out and buy a standard M.2 SSD it wont fit.

I have seen variations in where the notch is in older models and I really hope Apple will conform to standards of the industry rather than just call some variation of a connector a different name.

The good news is YES! You can at least increase the storage capacity of a MacBook air of any year. BUT, you must do your homework to make sure you get the right one.

Good Luck!


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Do you think that just maybe those cards are different and not just notched differently?


Here's a bit of background on the different M.2 dialogs used: The Differences between Samsung NVMe 950 Pro vs. 850 Series. The M.2 standard uses different slot locations to make sure they are not intermixed.

Apple's SSD's likewise use different alignments to prevent the wrong SSD to be fitted into the system. Apple still uses a unique physical interface, the interface is a variation of mSATA or PCIe x2, or PCIe x4 and the dialog is either proprietary in the first blade SSD, or AHCI (SATA) or NVME.


thanks for the edit Jessica :)




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