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In June 2017 Apple updated its 13" MacBook Air with a newer Broadwell Intel Core i5 processor, resulting in slightly increased performance and battery life.

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Best SSD to upgrade my MacBook Air 2017 and keep good battery?

I am looking to upgrade my early 2017 MacBook Air’s SSD with a bigger capacity SSD of a third-party company. Although, I am concerned with how the new SSD will affect my Mac’s battery life…. Anyone can help me out ?

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Here's a good reference on the custom Apple SSD's The Ultimate Guide to Apple’s Proprietary SSDs


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There are two listed on the upgrade guide: However, OWC does not list a third party upgrade for this machine, so I would be very leery of this upgrade. See if you can locate an original Apple stick.

MacBook Air 13" Early 2017 SSD -NVMe Replacement

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Thank you so much for the help, Mayer ! I will definitely check the Samsung Evo with the adapter then ! Do you think there is a big difference between the Samsung Evo 960 and 970 ?


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