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Title:

Dead SSD? Can I replace with 2014 SSD?

Text:

Hello Mac Guru's (talking to you @mayer, @danj, @reecee)!

I have another MacBook Air A1466, this one an early 2015. The SSD appears to be dead. When I try to boot, I either get the flashing question mark or if it does start the boot process, it fails when the white bar is completely filled in.

I did boot into recovery options, and ran the First Aid. It found "corruption" but when I clicked Done, the MBA just shutdown. So I installed an SSD from a 2014 (the one you guys helped me fix!) and it booted properly so the issue is definitely with the SSD.

I have been looking for replacement drives but they are expensive (OWC) or not available/not in stock (PowerBookMedic, Crucial, BeetsTech). So my question is; are there other suppliers or can I install a 2014 version? My understanding is that it will work but be "slower" (PCIe 2.0 x2 vs. PCIe 2.0 x4).

Device:

MacBook Air 13" Early 2015

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

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Original post by: Minho ,

Title:

Dead SSD? Can I replace with 2014 SSD?

Text:

Hello Mac Guru's (talking to you @mayer, @danj, @reecee)!

I have another MacBook Air A1466, this one an early 2015. The SSD appears to be dead. When I try to boot, I either get the flashing question mark or if it does start the boot process, it fails when the white bar is completely filled in.

I did boot into recovery options, and ran the First Aid. It found "corruption" but when I clicked Done, the MBA just shutdown. So I installed an SSD from a 2014 (the one you guys helped me fix!) and it booted properly so the issue is definitely with the SSD.

I have been looking for replacement drives but they are expensive (OWC) or not available/not in stock (PowerBookMedic, Crucial, BeetsTech). So my question is; are there other suppliers or can I install a 2014 version? My understanding is that it will work but be "slower" (PCIe 2.0 x2 vs. PCIe 2.0 x4).

Device:

MacBook Air 13" Early 2015

Status:

open