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to upgrade or replace the SSD. solid-state drive in a MacBook Air 11” Early 2014. This MacBook Air uses a [https://d3nevzfk7ii3be.cloudfront.net/igi/bFrC6XL24AOncJtG.full|proprietary storage drive connector|new_window=true], and is therefore '''not compatible''' with common M.2 drives without the use of an adapter. [ ] '''Before you perform this repair''', if at all possible, [guide|119046|back up your existing SSD|new_window=true]. Then, either familiarize yourself with [guide|119499|internet recovery|new_window=true] or [guide|66371|create a bootable external drive|new_window=true] so you’ll be ready to install macOS onto your new drive and migrate your data to the new SSD. [ ] Finally, we strongly recommend installing macOS 10.13 High Sierra (or a later macOS) before replacing the original SSD from your MacBook Air. Most new SSDs require updated storage drivers not found in versions of macOS prior to High Sierra.
to upgrade or replace the SSD. solid-state drive in a MacBook Air 11” Early 2014. This MacBook Air uses a [https://d3nevzfk7ii3be.cloudfront.net/igi/bFrC6XL24AOncJtG.full|proprietary storage drive connector|new_window=true], and is therefore '''not compatible''' with common M.2 drives without the use of an adapter. [ ] '''Before you perform this repair''', if at all possible, [guide|119046|back up your existing SSD|new_window=true]. Then, either familiarize yourself with [guide|119499|internet recovery|new_window=true] or [guide|66371|create a bootable external drive|new_window=true] so you’ll be ready to install macOS onto your new drive and migrate your data to the new SSD. [ ] Finally, we strongly recommend installing macOS 10.13 High Sierra (or a later macOS) before replacing the original SSD from your MacBook Air. Most new SSDs require updated storage drivers not found in versions of macOS prior to High Sierra.