macbookair 101020 1We did bring you a story about how Apple has already issued a MacBook Air update in order to test for SSD failures, and the company is also offering free replacements to boot for those who are affected. According to Apple, both 64GB and 128GB SSDs happen to fail in MacBook Air notebooks which were sold between June 2012 and June 2013. This would mean if you had picked up a previous generation MacBook Air that runs on the Intel Ivy Bridge processor, then you might be affected, so it would be best to head over to Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) in order to get a free replacement.

Should the firmware update you ran redirected you to this web page, you would do well to skip to the Replacement Process section for the subsequent steps to follow. Assuming your SSD drive is affected, it would be best not to install any operating system updates or new applications, in addition to making a backup of your data on a regular basis until you get your SSD drive replaced. Not exactly the best story to hear at the end of the week, but it just goes to show that there is still some more room for improvement when it comes to SSDs. [Apple Support Page]

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