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MacBook Air 2015-2017 SSD upgrade

Posted by Marian on 2nd Dec 2021

Do you need to upgrade the SSD in your MacBook Air Late 2015 - 2017**?

Whether your current SSD is faulty or you just need a bit more space for your stuff, we can help you find the best SSD for your machine without spending a fortune.

When it comes to SSD’s, as with many things in life, generally the bigger and faster the technology the more expensive it is.

Higher-end, more expensive SSD’s utilising newer technology run at up to 3000MB/s, whilst the more budget-friendly SSD’s run at up to 1800MB/s.

Whilst the MacBook Air Late 2015 - 2017** models are able to take advantage of slightly higher speeds than previous MacBook Air models, thanks to an upgrade from PCIe 2.0 x 2 to PCIe 2.0 x 4, the internal wiring still limits the installed SSD’s speed to a max of 1500 -1800MB/s……….

The important point here is that knowing this can save you money to spend on a bigger SSD, so you can have more room for your stuff or treats for your dog/cat/self/significant other, it's totally up to you.

Here’s a few examples of our mid-range SSD’s offering the right speed and great value for money:   

OWC Aura X2

Flexx LX300 SSD

Fledging M13 Turbo

Transcend 850 series

**This applies to the following models. If you are not sure exactly which model you have here’s a help article that will help you find out.

MacBookAir7,2 - A1466 - EMC 2925 

MacBookAir7,2 - A1466 - EMC 3178   

For Late 2013-2015 MacBook Air, please read this article

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