The Macbook’slocal storage is not a brand-new issue. You typically have the choice of 128 or 256GB storage options, mainly if you are using some older versions. The 13-inch macbook 2017 ssd replacement model is in the same situation. When it was still in production, there were just two storage options available for this laptop, which is now discontinued. Two alternatives remain if you currently use this laptop and want to increase the storage capacity. You can upgrade to a 256GB or 512GB SSD using the 128GB model. Simply put, your 2017 Macbook Air cannot accommodate the installation of an internal M.2 NVMe SSD with a capacity of more than 512GB.
The form factor is where the following issue now appears. The M.2 Form Factor is a compact configuration for installing Solid State Drives if you are even vaguely familiar with it. Apple has its own M.2 SSD architecture with a distinct sort of connector. The physical incompatibility prevents you from installing any other standard 2280 M.2 NVMe SSD inside a Macbook. You can use an adapter or an external enclosure to install your regular SSD on your MacBook, though, as they both use the same PCIe Interface and NVMe protocol. Later on in this post, we will address that. Start the installation procedure right now.
Step by Step Process
Changing the SSD on a Macbook Air 13′′ 2017 is relatively simple compared to other computers. Only five minutes at most are required. Therefore, let’s begin. Before moving forward, be careful to backup your data. The cloud or an external device can back up your Mac OS and information. The cloud offers greater security than external backup, which is straightforward. Data must be stored somewhere to be recovered as the existing drive will be entirely replaced. You can swap out the SSD after the backup is finished, after which we will collect all the backup data and store it on our new drive. Performing a clean upgrade is another option.
Be sure to unhook the charging cable. A soft surface is now where you should place your laptop upside-down. You can use a piece of cloth or soft plastic. To protect its primary site from scratches, do this. A Pentalobe P5 1.2mm screwdriver will work to unlock each of these identical screw heads. You can use a different cross-head PH #00 screwdriver if you don’t have a compatible one. Don’t try to force it, though. Screws can harm the head if they are tightened too quickly. Try to use a screwdriver that is compatible instead. Online ordering is simple if you don’t have one. The bottom will have eight little screws and two long screws. Viewed clearly.