the new drive, then installing the new drive into your MacBook Air. The old drive can then be used as external USB storage.
The cost of these drives is coming down, and my MacBook Air has been given a new lease of life. You will need to buy a special five-pointed screwdriver in order to remove the bottom cover. Alan Stovold Matt Bolton says: Upgrading the SSDs in the MacBook Airs is possible, but there are complications. Airs from 2010 to 2012 (such as Alan’s) can indeed have their SSDs replaced, if you’re confident with replacing components. However, with the 2013 models, Apple changed the connector type used, so if you buy one of the new SSDs sticks compatible with the older models in the hope of using it there, you’ll just have a very expensive bookmark.
The 2013 and 2014 models are still waiting on a good upgrade option at the time of writing, but (expensive) kits are available online from US suppliers such as iFixit.com. Oh, and don’t forget Apple doesn’t consider this a user- replaceable part, so upgrading your MacBook Air’s SSD within the first year of ownership will void your warranty. I have a 21.5-in iMac (Late 2009) running OS X 10.9.5. It’s wired up via Ethernet to a Belkin N1 A184A8 wireless modem for internet access via ADSL2 to my internet provider. I also have an early 2008 MacBook, running OS X 10.7.5 and an iPad 3 running iOS 8.0.2, both of which connect to the internet via Wi-Fi through the Belkin modem.
Recently, I have had to reset the modem on several occasions as the Wi-Fi had dropped.
I believe the Belkin modem has seen better days and I would like to replace it with a more modern wireless version before updating to Yosemite when it comes out.
As I understand it, the best option is to go for an 802.11ac dual-band model: but which? There are several. I would be grateful for some advice as to which to plump for (taking into account performance, ease of setting