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Is there a larger, faster hard drive?

For the original MacBook Air Model A1237 1.8 GHz with an 80 GB 4200 RPM disk drive does there exist a larger and faster drive that can be used to replace the original? Or is the Samsung HS12YHA 120 GB 4200 RPM the only game in town?

Thanks in advance!

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In the picture of the hard drive replacement you have for the original MacBook Air Model A1237 1.8 GHz with an 80 GB 4200 RPM disk drive iFixit shows a Samsung HS12YHA 120 GB 4200 RPM disk drive. However, when I visit the Samsung site for the HS12YHA at HS12YHA specs it indicates that the drive is a 120 GB drive with a PATA/ZIF interface and a spindle speed of "3600 RPM class" (really not happy about that) with dimensions of Height: 5.0 mm, Width: 71.0 mm, Length: 54.00 mm. So question 1: Is this drive a 4200 or a 3600 RPM drive?

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I'm looking at he guide to replace the drive and seeing a HS082HB/A: MacBook Air Models A1237 and A1304 Hard Drive Replacement

Could you give a link to what you're referring to?

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With the Samsung HS12YHA I think he is referring to the drive being sold by ifixit.

MacBook Air (Original) 120 GB Hard Drive

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Looks like I messed up on an earlier answer and they messed up on the drive. I'm tired tonight so maybe someone else can locate a suitable replacement drive.

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I've emailed my rep at OWC for an answer on this and invited her to answer here. SO don't downvote her if she posts an answer ;-)

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No help here guys...we don't carry the drive or RAM for the MacBook Air :(

....your OWC Rep

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Thanks for the update Angela. My last order from you folks arrives today. +

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+ Angela, thanks so much for the response.

Privately she sent me this: Rats...we don’t have anything for the poor ignored macbook air! How about a fabulous OWC Mercury Extremem PRO SSD for those tired old macbooks? ;-) http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/internal_...

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Space is tight in the air and, as I understand it, there is only room for a 5mm high hdd in it. The best that I can find leaves you maxing out at 120 GB while keeping at 5mm. The HS12YHA is all that I can find from Samsung with the PATA/ZIF connector, but Toshiba also has the MK1231GAL which they put at 4200 RPM, has PATA/ZIF and is only 5mm, but according to this page it can only be used for ipod or (excuse the bad word) zune.

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So the 240GB 4200 RPM sister drive MK2431GAH which is just 3mm taller would not fit? In general does the manufacturer's specs have to state that the interface is Parallel ATA(PATA)/ZIF in order for the Air's PATA/ZIF cable to work? For this drive the interface is PATA. This drive is so close but yet so far .... Thanks!

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