• Transcend 480GB JetDrive 520 SATAIII 6Gb/s Solid State Drive Upgrade Kit for MacBook Air, Mid 2012 (TS480GJDM520)
  • Transcend 480GB JetDrive 520 SATAIII 6Gb/s Solid State Drive Upgrade Kit for MacBook Air, Mid 2012 (TS480GJDM520)
  • Transcend 480GB JetDrive 520 SATAIII 6Gb/s Solid State Drive Upgrade Kit for MacBook Air, Mid 2012 (TS480GJDM520)
  • Transcend 480GB JetDrive 520 SATAIII 6Gb/s Solid State Drive Upgrade Kit for MacBook Air, Mid 2012 (TS480GJDM520)
  • Transcend 480GB JetDrive 520 SATAIII 6Gb/s Solid State Drive Upgrade Kit for MacBook Air, Mid 2012 (TS480GJDM520)
  • Transcend 480GB JetDrive 520 SATAIII 6Gb/s Solid State Drive Upgrade Kit for MacBook Air, Mid 2012 (TS480GJDM520)
  • Transcend 480GB JetDrive 520 SATAIII 6Gb/s Solid State Drive Upgrade Kit for MacBook Air, Mid 2012 (TS480GJDM520)
  • Transcend 480GB JetDrive 520 SATAIII 6Gb/s Solid State Drive Upgrade Kit for MacBook Air, Mid 2012 (TS480GJDM520)
Transcend 480GB JetDrive 520 SATAIII 6Gb/s Solid State Drive Upgrade Kit for MacBook Air, Mid 2012 (TS480GJDM520)
Transcend 480GB JetDrive 520 SATAIII 6Gb/s Solid State Drive Upgrade Kit for MacBook Air, Mid 2012 (TS480GJDM520)
Transcend 480GB JetDrive 520 SATAIII 6Gb/s Solid State Drive Upgrade Kit for MacBook Air, Mid 2012 (TS480GJDM520)
Transcend 480GB JetDrive 520 SATAIII 6Gb/s Solid State Drive Upgrade Kit for MacBook Air, Mid 2012 (TS480GJDM520)
Transcend 480GB JetDrive 520 SATAIII 6Gb/s Solid State Drive Upgrade Kit for MacBook Air, Mid 2012 (TS480GJDM520)
Transcend 480GB JetDrive 520 SATAIII 6Gb/s Solid State Drive Upgrade Kit for MacBook Air, Mid 2012 (TS480GJDM520)
Transcend 480GB JetDrive 520 SATAIII 6Gb/s Solid State Drive Upgrade Kit for MacBook Air, Mid 2012 (TS480GJDM520)
Transcend 480GB JetDrive 520 SATAIII 6Gb/s Solid State Drive Upgrade Kit for MacBook Air, Mid 2012 (TS480GJDM520)

Transcend 480GB JetDrive 520 SATAIII 6Gb/s Solid State Drive Upgrade Kit for MacBook Air, Mid 2012 (TS480GJDM520)

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  • Compatible with MacBook Air (Mid 2012),MacBook Air 11" & 13" Mid 2012 MacBook Air 5,1 / 5,2 JetDrive 520
  • Max. Read 530MB/s, Max. Write 285MB/s
  • Next-generation SATA III 6Gb/s interface
  • Free download of Jet Drive Toolbox SSD monitoring software
  • External enclosure is fully compatible with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 & Hi-Speed USB 2.0
  • SSD upgrade kit included
  • Operating Temperature 32F-158F
  • Repurpose original SSD into external SSD
  • Dual color LED indicator (Power, data transfer and USB 3.0/2.0 connection)

Customer Reviews

Great SSD, Easy Upgrade!It took me a total of about 20 minutes to upgrade my Mid-2012 13" MacBook Air with a 120GB SSD to this 480GB SSD! I have so much space free now that I could copy the 4 Windows VMware Fusion VMs back to the single drive on the system from the external drive they were previously on, and added 120GB a Boot Camp partition for Windows 8.1 w/ Updates to run in both natively and in VMware Fusion.I wish the MacBook Air was RAM upgradeable so I could run more than one VM at a time (I have 4GB RAM and configure my VMs for 2GB, which leaves 2GB for OS X, and 2GB for VMware guest OS's).The enclosure that came to use the original SSD as a super-fast external USB3 drive is great! I can even boot from it and it doesn't let a perfectly good SSD go to waste!I knock off one star (but really should be 1/2 or less if Amazon allowed it), because the Trancend JetDrive Toolbox isn't an identified developer as of the latest OS X Mavericks update 5/2/2014. This means to use it, I need to go into the System Preferences>Security & Privacy, and allow apps downloaded from anywhere to run. I changed the setting once, to enable TRIM support (TRIM is only enabled on Apple first party SSDs--hacks/utilities like the JetDrive Tooxbox needs to make configuration changes to OS X to enable TRIM for 3rd party SSDs). Once I used the JetDrive Toolbox to enable TRIM, I set the setting back to only allow identified developers and won't be using the Toolbox very often.Also, Dropbox detected the drive change and asked me to log-in again, and Mac Microsoft Office 2011 asked me to re-activate. But otherwise, everything else went smoothly.Hopefully Transcend gets their utility on the list of identified developers soon so this problem can be alleviated. But for now, I no longer have to swap my VM's in and out of my system, and the enclosure has given me the fastest 120GB USB3 drive I've ever had! I highly recommend this product if you're running out of space on your MacBook w/ a SATA SSD.Update 5/12/2014: As Transcend noted, they've updated their software and it now runs without having to reduce your system security. Drive is has been very fast and performs reliably. Its great being able to load up everything I need to without worrying about space! Updated to 5 stars!5Reasonably priced, doesn't skimp on performance/quality!I just installed my JetDrive 520 (240GB) in my 2012 11" Macbook Air (MBA). I'm very pleased with it.Very nice kit, well packaged. Included screwdrivers are pretty good quality & magnetized. The external enclosure is just sweet and FAST. Too bad I only have a 64GB OEM stick to put in it.I benchmarked the OEM drive and the JetDrive with Blackmagic Disk Speed Test (5MB). The JetDrive was 48% faster than the OEM drive when writing, and 27% faster on reads. Pretty impressive improvement. The Blackmagic benchmark speeds are in line with Transcend's own ATTO/AJA benchmarks too.A few thoughts:- When you first boot with the JetDrive, go to System Preferences, Startup Disk then select the JetDrive as your boot drive, this will make your startup faster because the MBA doesn't have to look for boot drives.- Don't test/benchmark your JetDrive until Spotlight has finished indexing the new drive.- If you have Dropbox (or other cloud storage) and have used Selective Sync (or its equivalent elsewhere), don't forget to turn on all folders - and don't test/benchmark until the sync has completed.- The clear plastic cover for the JetDrive makes a great place for your screws when you are installing the JetDrive.- Wish the screwdrivers were easier to take out from the packaging. My fingers are regular-sized.- The JetDrive Toolbox app should be signed so I'm not presented with the "Unknown developer" dialog when I run it.- Everytime I run the JetDrive Toolbox, why does it ask me to install the "helper" app? Where does that go? How do I use it?Overall, I'm very glad I waited on upgrading my MBA's drive. I wasn't happy with what OWC was offering - Sandforce controller, quality control (see horror stories in that OWC thread elsewhere), price, etc.Transcend, thanks for coming out with this very reasonably priced kit, and not skimping on performance/quality! Now I'm a happy MBA camper!(Note - this review is for the 240GB version, but I'm sure the same experience applies to the 480/960GB versions.)5Easy and speedyWow. Doubled my storage. I got the 480gb drive for $150, it was returned but unused, couldn't be happier. Seems faster than the old drive.So easy to upgrade, the instructions are accurate and helpful, albeit the OSX instructions weren't applicable to El Capitan - to boot into recovery in order to clone my old drive to the new one, I had to hold command+R, where the instructions state to simply hold option. Saved you some googling there.The little metal enclosure for your old drive simply oozes quality. It feels like an Apple design (albeit with a stupid Transcend logo, but still). I can't pretend I'm not a little worried about it suddenly crashing, but then I would be with any drive. And unlike the OWC drives, these seem to have nothing but glowing reviews, so of the two options on the market this would seem to be the best.UPDATE after a few months usage. It's still great. For some reason though, it takes a lot longer to wake from sleep than my old drive, with at least four seconds of black screen. Also, I don't believe it's quicker than the Apple drive, whatever the specs say. I've never noticed my Macbook Air being even vaguely slow opening apps such as Safari before, and now, there are a few sluggish moments every day. This isn't due to any major OS updates since there haven't been any recently. I ran disk utility, it made no difference, and TRIM is enabled. It's not a deal breaker, I still love it, but it does not feel as quick as the 240gb drive it replaced4What a nice surprise!I have to say, I highly recommend this company. Assuming you get the right one, I did... the hardware change out is awesome. It comes with 2 good quality screw drivers.. The real highlight and pleasant surprise, is it comes with a nice metal case to put the old drive in, with a USB cable so you can still use the old one!! How cool is that!! I figured it would be a paperweight.Now the not so good. The instructions are very clear, except I missed where it said to use GUID. That hung me for awhile. Once past that hurdle the copy went very fast. However.... it fails at the end with a failure to invert the APFS. The newer OSX uses a different file system, so the instructions are now invalid in this instance. I found a long convoluted process to fix it via the terminal window.I didn't want to do that, so I did a restore from my Airport backup system. Everyone uses those right!? NO? GET ONE!!! Invaluable. The first time I started a restore it started out extremely slow. I went to bed and the next morning it was up to 16hours to complete and climbing! I started over and then it went fine and was done in 4 hours. It rebooted and voilla, I'm back in business. A pita that I have to re-sign into everything including unlocking my Office, but hey we are good as gold now. Thanks for a quality product.5Best thing you can get for your MacBook AirExcellent quality replacement for the internal SSD. The provided tools are very good quality too and it makes it very easy to replace the internal drive. The manual shows all the steps, so there's no need to check the internet from your cellphone or another computer while you swap the drives. It doesn't mention disconnecting the battery though before exchanging the drive, but I did it anyway for safety reasons. The cloning process works just as described in the included manual. I had the notebook back up and running form the new drive in less than an hour.TimeMachine picks the new drive and remaps the backups to the new UUID, so the first backup takes a while. Mine is still running as I write this review.And last but not least, the drive seems to be way faster than the included SSD. I'll add a disk speed comparison.5Used to expand my MacBook Air 2012The kit comes with the screwdrivers you need to access the factory memory module. It comes out easily. My computer, now 7 years old (wow!) now have almost 500GB of storage. I expect many more years from this MacBook Air since it does everything I need it to do.HOWEVER -- this upgrade was not without issues, but that is Apple's fault, not the fault of this memory module. The Mojave operating system will simply not transfer the apps and files from the old memory to the new memory. It just doesn't work. As such, you will need to make a full backup of your stuff and reinstall (not just transfer) your programs. If you have one of those special license programs like Office for Mac 2016 or 2019 that allows you just one installation, you may have issues when you remove the old memory, install this upgrade and then try to reinstall the software.Also, I could not get the recovery partition reinstalled on the upgrade module. I had to reformat it and install the OS, programs and data files from a backup. Just be forewarned. But the added storage I have does allow me to save tons of data on this machine which I really, really like.5Okay Product, Easy Hardware InstallI just installed the Transcend JetDrive 520 (240GB) in my 2012 13" Macbook Air and am very pleased. The install is very easy if you feel comfortable with computer hardware and very tiny screws. The install was done using the included instructions and using the OS X DiskUtility for cloning a SSD. I did have an issue with the included pentalobe P5 screwdriver, the tip seemed to not be flat more rounded so I opted for using an iFixit Pentalobe P5 screwdriver. I did notice that the Mac Air with the new SSD booted slower than the original SSD. I tried a couple of times just to make sure, I figured it out soon enough. I my case the newly installed SSD was not being used as the Default Boot drive, it was still looking for the original SSD. Three minutes on the phone with Apple Support and the boot drive issue was resolved. Very please with the purchase, Would do again, Would Recommend!Updated Review, 6/18/2017, Fathers DaySSD Hard drive failure after 5 months... Turned on Laptop and got Flashing Folder with a Question Mark inside, Took Laptop to local Apple Store where they finally diagnosed the problem as a HD failure.. Not real Happy at this point. Talked to Amazon but since it was sold by 3 party vendor I will have to wait 24-48hours for the vendor to respond by email.I will update this review as things progress....4IT WORKS!!!My Macbook Air (2012) was getting stuck on the boot screen. The horizontal line would stop at the end and nothing would happen. I tried Disc Utility by hitting 'Command + r' during start up but the 'Macintosh HD' was greyed out which is a sign that there's a problem with the hard drive. I couldn't mount it either, another bad sign. I tried hitting 'd' during start up to diagnose the problem. The only error that showed up with an extended test was a '4bat' error message. Yes, I added a non-Apple battery several months ago, but I doubted this was an issue. I read a comment online that sometimes that message will appear with non-Apple batteries but nothing is really wrong. Anyway, I took a gamble and ordered this drive, followed some youtube directions to install it, and IT WORKS!!! Note, at first it wouldn't let me install a new OS (Mountain Lion). I had to hit 'Command Q' which opened up another window where I could select 1 partition, then GUID. Then I hit 'Command Q' again to get back to the install Mountain Lion. Once I had Mountain Lion OS installed, I then updated to Mojave. There was a hiccup there too though because it wouldn't let me do it without updating my billing information without first updating the OS. (It was classic "Chicken and egg" scenario) I managed to update my billing info through iTunes, or Apple ID? Or maybe it was somewhere else, I can't remember now. It took a little while to figure it out but long story short, everything is working great! (Next step is to try to recover information off my old drive....) If this review helped you, please comment on it below. I would have loved to have had all this information in one place when I was trying to figure this all out!5Outstanding product!This is a fantastic kit. It includes everything you need to quickly and safely expand your MacBook Air storage. No need to search for special tools; all you need is right at your finger tips. Easy to follow instructions, too!Our Macbook Air was always running out of room due to photos and my wife was tired of having to plug in an external hard disk to access stored photos when she wanted to find certain images.I ordered this in the morning and (thanks to Amazon Prime) had it arrive during dinner. That night, it took about 20 minutes to make the switch, and most of that was idle time while the computer backed up the hard drive. Very easy install and works great. We quadrupled our storage with this upgrade AND gained a 128 GB external drive with the nifty USB enclosure that comes with the kit.5Transend 480GB SSD for 2012 Macbook AirMy Review of the Transcend JetDrive 520 480GB SSD in a 2012 11" MBA.My Review also includes a comparison of the JetDrive with the OWC Aura Pro Drive.I ordered the OWC Aura Pro Drive the day before the Transcend Drives were announced. Before I received the drive, I called OWC to see if they would price match, and the answer was no. So, I thought Shame on Me. OWC's pricing was $449. for a bare drive and $475. for one that included tools and an enclosure for the old SSD. (OWC's pricing has since been reduced to $398. and $419. respectively) I opted for the bare drive. I installed the drive, and as others have noticed, the vertical dimension of the circuit board the components are mounted on is a millimeter or 2 larger than the stock SSD. Others have cut the board, I didn't, I applied a little pressure and it snapped into place. OWCs installation video is, IMO, far better than the Transcend video. Once set up, the SSD seemed to work fine, for awhile, but less than a day later, the drive started giving me problems. I tried repairing it with both Disk utility and Tech Tool Pro, both to no avail. Two days later it happened again. I called OWC and asked for an RMA. They agreed but said I would have to pay a restocking fee and pay for return shipment. I challenged that, saying this was not a capricious return, that the unit was defective and I expected OWC to pay for shipping and refund the full amount. They agreed, and sent me a UPS label.When ordering the Transcend JetDrive I was quoted a delivery time of from 2 to 4 weeks. The unit was shipped 3 days after the order was placed and I received it one day later, that's 4 days after order placement! The price of the JetDrive 480 GB SSD from Amazon was $350. + Sales Tax (OWC charges no tax in Arizona). If I could have waited longer, I could have bought it from my memory Supplier, Data Memory Systems and not paid Sales Tax, but Transcend has not yet supplied it's distributers with this product.Upon receipt of the JetDrive, yesterday, the first thing that jumped out at me was the packaging. The OWC SSD came packed in an anti-static bag enclosed in a thin gauge blister packed piece of cardboard with blue printing. It looked the packaging used by Ace Combs. The Transcend packaging on the other hand was impressive. A heavy gauge white slide out box with a full color picture of the SSD. The box was multi layered and contained the drive, the enclosure for the OEM drive, and the tools necessary for installation. Each layer was a plastic bed with depressions sized to fit the associated parts. It also contained an instruction booklet and warranty information. The instructions are, IMHO, inadequate, and only two pages apply, the other 26 pages being written for other languages.The tools worked very well, and installation was a breeze. the form factor of the circuit board is the same as apple's so no undue pressure was needed for installation. My old SSD fit into the supplied enclosure with no issues.I then cloned the JetDrive using Tech Tool Pro from the external Hybrid Drive I had been using as the main drive for my MBA. I foolishly ordered my MBA with only the 64GB SSD.No issues. Everything is working as expected. In terms of speed. I have not measured the speed, but it feels very snappy. I believe the OWC and Transcend drives to be equal here. Transcend even supplies software to enable Apple's Trim support, OWC does not. There is however, third party software that enables Trim, Trim Enabler. I use that anyway for the SSD I use in my Mac Pro.The Transcend drive seems to run color than true OWC drive. When feeling the bottom of my MBA where the SSD is mounted, the area while warm, is not as warm as it was with the OWC unit.In ending, I would urge anyone installing the JetDrive in a MBA to watch the OWC installation video, again, it is superior to the Transcend video, and will make things more understandable to you.The JetDrive is by far the superior product, and as of right now is $69. cheaper than the OWC Aura Pro. When I bought the OWC product, it would have cost $125 more than the corresponding Transcend product.That IMHO is Value.Currently, Apple charges $500. to go from a 128GB SSD to a 512GB SSD in the MBA. So, $350. for a 480GB SSD AND you get to keep your old drive, you can't beat that.The Transcend drive seems to run color than true OWC drive. When feeling the bottom of my MBA where the SSD is mounted, the area while warm, is not as warm as it was with the OWC unit.5
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Description
  • Compatible with MacBook Air (Mid 2012),MacBook Air 11" & 13" Mid 2012 MacBook Air 5,1 / 5,2 JetDrive 520
  • Max. Read 530MB/s, Max. Write 285MB/s
  • Next-generation SATA III 6Gb/s interface
  • Free download of Jet Drive Toolbox SSD monitoring software
  • External enclosure is fully compatible with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 & Hi-Speed USB 2.0
  • SSD upgrade kit included
  • Operating Temperature 32F-158F
  • Repurpose original SSD into external SSD
  • Dual color LED indicator (Power, data transfer and USB 3.0/2.0 connection)
Reviews

Customer Reviews

Great SSD, Easy Upgrade!It took me a total of about 20 minutes to upgrade my Mid-2012 13" MacBook Air with a 120GB SSD to this 480GB SSD! I have so much space free now that I could copy the 4 Windows VMware Fusion VMs back to the single drive on the system from the external drive they were previously on, and added 120GB a Boot Camp partition for Windows 8.1 w/ Updates to run in both natively and in VMware Fusion.I wish the MacBook Air was RAM upgradeable so I could run more than one VM at a time (I have 4GB RAM and configure my VMs for 2GB, which leaves 2GB for OS X, and 2GB for VMware guest OS's).The enclosure that came to use the original SSD as a super-fast external USB3 drive is great! I can even boot from it and it doesn't let a perfectly good SSD go to waste!I knock off one star (but really should be 1/2 or less if Amazon allowed it), because the Trancend JetDrive Toolbox isn't an identified developer as of the latest OS X Mavericks update 5/2/2014. This means to use it, I need to go into the System Preferences>Security & Privacy, and allow apps downloaded from anywhere to run. I changed the setting once, to enable TRIM support (TRIM is only enabled on Apple first party SSDs--hacks/utilities like the JetDrive Tooxbox needs to make configuration changes to OS X to enable TRIM for 3rd party SSDs). Once I used the JetDrive Toolbox to enable TRIM, I set the setting back to only allow identified developers and won't be using the Toolbox very often.Also, Dropbox detected the drive change and asked me to log-in again, and Mac Microsoft Office 2011 asked me to re-activate. But otherwise, everything else went smoothly.Hopefully Transcend gets their utility on the list of identified developers soon so this problem can be alleviated. But for now, I no longer have to swap my VM's in and out of my system, and the enclosure has given me the fastest 120GB USB3 drive I've ever had! I highly recommend this product if you're running out of space on your MacBook w/ a SATA SSD.Update 5/12/2014: As Transcend noted, they've updated their software and it now runs without having to reduce your system security. Drive is has been very fast and performs reliably. Its great being able to load up everything I need to without worrying about space! Updated to 5 stars!5Reasonably priced, doesn't skimp on performance/quality!I just installed my JetDrive 520 (240GB) in my 2012 11" Macbook Air (MBA). I'm very pleased with it.Very nice kit, well packaged. Included screwdrivers are pretty good quality & magnetized. The external enclosure is just sweet and FAST. Too bad I only have a 64GB OEM stick to put in it.I benchmarked the OEM drive and the JetDrive with Blackmagic Disk Speed Test (5MB). The JetDrive was 48% faster than the OEM drive when writing, and 27% faster on reads. Pretty impressive improvement. The Blackmagic benchmark speeds are in line with Transcend's own ATTO/AJA benchmarks too.A few thoughts:- When you first boot with the JetDrive, go to System Preferences, Startup Disk then select the JetDrive as your boot drive, this will make your startup faster because the MBA doesn't have to look for boot drives.- Don't test/benchmark your JetDrive until Spotlight has finished indexing the new drive.- If you have Dropbox (or other cloud storage) and have used Selective Sync (or its equivalent elsewhere), don't forget to turn on all folders - and don't test/benchmark until the sync has completed.- The clear plastic cover for the JetDrive makes a great place for your screws when you are installing the JetDrive.- Wish the screwdrivers were easier to take out from the packaging. My fingers are regular-sized.- The JetDrive Toolbox app should be signed so I'm not presented with the "Unknown developer" dialog when I run it.- Everytime I run the JetDrive Toolbox, why does it ask me to install the "helper" app? Where does that go? How do I use it?Overall, I'm very glad I waited on upgrading my MBA's drive. I wasn't happy with what OWC was offering - Sandforce controller, quality control (see horror stories in that OWC thread elsewhere), price, etc.Transcend, thanks for coming out with this very reasonably priced kit, and not skimping on performance/quality! Now I'm a happy MBA camper!(Note - this review is for the 240GB version, but I'm sure the same experience applies to the 480/960GB versions.)5Easy and speedyWow. Doubled my storage. I got the 480gb drive for $150, it was returned but unused, couldn't be happier. Seems faster than the old drive.So easy to upgrade, the instructions are accurate and helpful, albeit the OSX instructions weren't applicable to El Capitan - to boot into recovery in order to clone my old drive to the new one, I had to hold command+R, where the instructions state to simply hold option. Saved you some googling there.The little metal enclosure for your old drive simply oozes quality. It feels like an Apple design (albeit with a stupid Transcend logo, but still). I can't pretend I'm not a little worried about it suddenly crashing, but then I would be with any drive. And unlike the OWC drives, these seem to have nothing but glowing reviews, so of the two options on the market this would seem to be the best.UPDATE after a few months usage. It's still great. For some reason though, it takes a lot longer to wake from sleep than my old drive, with at least four seconds of black screen. Also, I don't believe it's quicker than the Apple drive, whatever the specs say. I've never noticed my Macbook Air being even vaguely slow opening apps such as Safari before, and now, there are a few sluggish moments every day. This isn't due to any major OS updates since there haven't been any recently. I ran disk utility, it made no difference, and TRIM is enabled. It's not a deal breaker, I still love it, but it does not feel as quick as the 240gb drive it replaced4What a nice surprise!I have to say, I highly recommend this company. Assuming you get the right one, I did... the hardware change out is awesome. It comes with 2 good quality screw drivers.. The real highlight and pleasant surprise, is it comes with a nice metal case to put the old drive in, with a USB cable so you can still use the old one!! How cool is that!! I figured it would be a paperweight.Now the not so good. The instructions are very clear, except I missed where it said to use GUID. That hung me for awhile. Once past that hurdle the copy went very fast. However.... it fails at the end with a failure to invert the APFS. The newer OSX uses a different file system, so the instructions are now invalid in this instance. I found a long convoluted process to fix it via the terminal window.I didn't want to do that, so I did a restore from my Airport backup system. Everyone uses those right!? NO? GET ONE!!! Invaluable. The first time I started a restore it started out extremely slow. I went to bed and the next morning it was up to 16hours to complete and climbing! I started over and then it went fine and was done in 4 hours. It rebooted and voilla, I'm back in business. A pita that I have to re-sign into everything including unlocking my Office, but hey we are good as gold now. Thanks for a quality product.5Best thing you can get for your MacBook AirExcellent quality replacement for the internal SSD. The provided tools are very good quality too and it makes it very easy to replace the internal drive. The manual shows all the steps, so there's no need to check the internet from your cellphone or another computer while you swap the drives. It doesn't mention disconnecting the battery though before exchanging the drive, but I did it anyway for safety reasons. The cloning process works just as described in the included manual. I had the notebook back up and running form the new drive in less than an hour.TimeMachine picks the new drive and remaps the backups to the new UUID, so the first backup takes a while. Mine is still running as I write this review.And last but not least, the drive seems to be way faster than the included SSD. I'll add a disk speed comparison.5Used to expand my MacBook Air 2012The kit comes with the screwdrivers you need to access the factory memory module. It comes out easily. My computer, now 7 years old (wow!) now have almost 500GB of storage. I expect many more years from this MacBook Air since it does everything I need it to do.HOWEVER -- this upgrade was not without issues, but that is Apple's fault, not the fault of this memory module. The Mojave operating system will simply not transfer the apps and files from the old memory to the new memory. It just doesn't work. As such, you will need to make a full backup of your stuff and reinstall (not just transfer) your programs. If you have one of those special license programs like Office for Mac 2016 or 2019 that allows you just one installation, you may have issues when you remove the old memory, install this upgrade and then try to reinstall the software.Also, I could not get the recovery partition reinstalled on the upgrade module. I had to reformat it and install the OS, programs and data files from a backup. Just be forewarned. But the added storage I have does allow me to save tons of data on this machine which I really, really like.5Okay Product, Easy Hardware InstallI just installed the Transcend JetDrive 520 (240GB) in my 2012 13" Macbook Air and am very pleased. The install is very easy if you feel comfortable with computer hardware and very tiny screws. The install was done using the included instructions and using the OS X DiskUtility for cloning a SSD. I did have an issue with the included pentalobe P5 screwdriver, the tip seemed to not be flat more rounded so I opted for using an iFixit Pentalobe P5 screwdriver. I did notice that the Mac Air with the new SSD booted slower than the original SSD. I tried a couple of times just to make sure, I figured it out soon enough. I my case the newly installed SSD was not being used as the Default Boot drive, it was still looking for the original SSD. Three minutes on the phone with Apple Support and the boot drive issue was resolved. Very please with the purchase, Would do again, Would Recommend!Updated Review, 6/18/2017, Fathers DaySSD Hard drive failure after 5 months... Turned on Laptop and got Flashing Folder with a Question Mark inside, Took Laptop to local Apple Store where they finally diagnosed the problem as a HD failure.. Not real Happy at this point. Talked to Amazon but since it was sold by 3 party vendor I will have to wait 24-48hours for the vendor to respond by email.I will update this review as things progress....4IT WORKS!!!My Macbook Air (2012) was getting stuck on the boot screen. The horizontal line would stop at the end and nothing would happen. I tried Disc Utility by hitting 'Command + r' during start up but the 'Macintosh HD' was greyed out which is a sign that there's a problem with the hard drive. I couldn't mount it either, another bad sign. I tried hitting 'd' during start up to diagnose the problem. The only error that showed up with an extended test was a '4bat' error message. Yes, I added a non-Apple battery several months ago, but I doubted this was an issue. I read a comment online that sometimes that message will appear with non-Apple batteries but nothing is really wrong. Anyway, I took a gamble and ordered this drive, followed some youtube directions to install it, and IT WORKS!!! Note, at first it wouldn't let me install a new OS (Mountain Lion). I had to hit 'Command Q' which opened up another window where I could select 1 partition, then GUID. Then I hit 'Command Q' again to get back to the install Mountain Lion. Once I had Mountain Lion OS installed, I then updated to Mojave. There was a hiccup there too though because it wouldn't let me do it without updating my billing information without first updating the OS. (It was classic "Chicken and egg" scenario) I managed to update my billing info through iTunes, or Apple ID? Or maybe it was somewhere else, I can't remember now. It took a little while to figure it out but long story short, everything is working great! (Next step is to try to recover information off my old drive....) If this review helped you, please comment on it below. I would have loved to have had all this information in one place when I was trying to figure this all out!5Outstanding product!This is a fantastic kit. It includes everything you need to quickly and safely expand your MacBook Air storage. No need to search for special tools; all you need is right at your finger tips. Easy to follow instructions, too!Our Macbook Air was always running out of room due to photos and my wife was tired of having to plug in an external hard disk to access stored photos when she wanted to find certain images.I ordered this in the morning and (thanks to Amazon Prime) had it arrive during dinner. That night, it took about 20 minutes to make the switch, and most of that was idle time while the computer backed up the hard drive. Very easy install and works great. We quadrupled our storage with this upgrade AND gained a 128 GB external drive with the nifty USB enclosure that comes with the kit.5Transend 480GB SSD for 2012 Macbook AirMy Review of the Transcend JetDrive 520 480GB SSD in a 2012 11" MBA.My Review also includes a comparison of the JetDrive with the OWC Aura Pro Drive.I ordered the OWC Aura Pro Drive the day before the Transcend Drives were announced. Before I received the drive, I called OWC to see if they would price match, and the answer was no. So, I thought Shame on Me. OWC's pricing was $449. for a bare drive and $475. for one that included tools and an enclosure for the old SSD. (OWC's pricing has since been reduced to $398. and $419. respectively) I opted for the bare drive. I installed the drive, and as others have noticed, the vertical dimension of the circuit board the components are mounted on is a millimeter or 2 larger than the stock SSD. Others have cut the board, I didn't, I applied a little pressure and it snapped into place. OWCs installation video is, IMO, far better than the Transcend video. Once set up, the SSD seemed to work fine, for awhile, but less than a day later, the drive started giving me problems. I tried repairing it with both Disk utility and Tech Tool Pro, both to no avail. Two days later it happened again. I called OWC and asked for an RMA. They agreed but said I would have to pay a restocking fee and pay for return shipment. I challenged that, saying this was not a capricious return, that the unit was defective and I expected OWC to pay for shipping and refund the full amount. They agreed, and sent me a UPS label.When ordering the Transcend JetDrive I was quoted a delivery time of from 2 to 4 weeks. The unit was shipped 3 days after the order was placed and I received it one day later, that's 4 days after order placement! The price of the JetDrive 480 GB SSD from Amazon was $350. + Sales Tax (OWC charges no tax in Arizona). If I could have waited longer, I could have bought it from my memory Supplier, Data Memory Systems and not paid Sales Tax, but Transcend has not yet supplied it's distributers with this product.Upon receipt of the JetDrive, yesterday, the first thing that jumped out at me was the packaging. The OWC SSD came packed in an anti-static bag enclosed in a thin gauge blister packed piece of cardboard with blue printing. It looked the packaging used by Ace Combs. The Transcend packaging on the other hand was impressive. A heavy gauge white slide out box with a full color picture of the SSD. The box was multi layered and contained the drive, the enclosure for the OEM drive, and the tools necessary for installation. Each layer was a plastic bed with depressions sized to fit the associated parts. It also contained an instruction booklet and warranty information. The instructions are, IMHO, inadequate, and only two pages apply, the other 26 pages being written for other languages.The tools worked very well, and installation was a breeze. the form factor of the circuit board is the same as apple's so no undue pressure was needed for installation. My old SSD fit into the supplied enclosure with no issues.I then cloned the JetDrive using Tech Tool Pro from the external Hybrid Drive I had been using as the main drive for my MBA. I foolishly ordered my MBA with only the 64GB SSD.No issues. Everything is working as expected. In terms of speed. I have not measured the speed, but it feels very snappy. I believe the OWC and Transcend drives to be equal here. Transcend even supplies software to enable Apple's Trim support, OWC does not. There is however, third party software that enables Trim, Trim Enabler. I use that anyway for the SSD I use in my Mac Pro.The Transcend drive seems to run color than true OWC drive. When feeling the bottom of my MBA where the SSD is mounted, the area while warm, is not as warm as it was with the OWC unit.In ending, I would urge anyone installing the JetDrive in a MBA to watch the OWC installation video, again, it is superior to the Transcend video, and will make things more understandable to you.The JetDrive is by far the superior product, and as of right now is $69. cheaper than the OWC Aura Pro. When I bought the OWC product, it would have cost $125 more than the corresponding Transcend product.That IMHO is Value.Currently, Apple charges $500. to go from a 128GB SSD to a 512GB SSD in the MBA. So, $350. for a 480GB SSD AND you get to keep your old drive, you can't beat that.The Transcend drive seems to run color than true OWC drive. When feeling the bottom of my MBA where the SSD is mounted, the area while warm, is not as warm as it was with the OWC unit.5
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