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128GB ZIF Solid State Drive
1.8" IDE/ATA (PATA) SSD

for Early 2008 MacBook Air
A Complete Two-In-One Performance & Capacity Upgrade
If you own the original Early 2008 MacBook Air (Model ID: MacBookAir1,1) and are seeking a performance boost, more capacity than what the factory drive offers, or want both gains, the OWC ZIF SSD has all your needs covered.

With speeds up to 88MB/s and two SSD capacity choices - 60/128GB - for up to 100%* more internal storage space than the factory drive, the OWC ZIF drive delivers a one-two upgrade knockout punch that's lighter on your wallet than buying a brand new machine.

Plus, thanks to the value and innovation OWC is known for, a USB 2.0 enclosure and cable are included for retasking the original factory drive as a "new" external drive!

*Compared to 64GB factory SSD. Up to 60% more capacity compared to 80GB 4200RPM factory hard drive.
*OWC ZIF is compatible with all MacBook Air models with Apple Model Identifier "MacBookAir1,1" Models with this identifier were produced from early 2008 and until October of 2008. View how to check your model ID.
The OWC ZIF SSD is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
MacBook Air
MacBook Air
(January, 2008)
Model ID: MacBookAir1,1
1.6GHz, 1.8GHz
The OWC ZIF SSD is not compatible with...
MacBook Air
NOT COMPATIBLE
MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2011)
(July, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookAir4,2
1.7GHz, 1.8GHz
MacBook Air
NOT COMPATIBLE
MacBook Air (13-inch Late 2010)
(October, 2010)
Model ID: MacBookAir3,2
1.86GHz, 2.13GHz
MacBook Air
NOT COMPATIBLE
MacBook Air (11-inch Mid 2011)
(July, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookAir4,1
1.6GHz, 1.8GHz
MacBook Air
NOT COMPATIBLE
MacBook Air (11-inch Late 2010)
(October, 2010)
Model ID: MacBookAir3,1
1.4GHz, 1.6GHz
MacBook Air
NOT COMPATIBLE
MacBook Air (Mid 2009)
(June, 2009)
Model ID: MacBookAir2,1
1.86GHz, 2.13GHz
MacBook Air
NOT COMPATIBLE
MacBook Air (Late 2008)
(October, 2008)
Model ID: MacBookAir2,1
1.6GHz, 1.86GHz

Includes

  • OWC ZIF Solid State Drive
  • USB 2.0 enclosure and USB 2.0 cable
  • Screwdriver for installing the new drive into the MacBook Air and the old drive into the supplied USB enclosure

128GB OWC ZIF SSD Specifications:

Specifications

Form Factor
1.8″ MLC flash
Interface
40 pin PATA ZIF
Capacity1
128GB
Formatted Capacity2
119GB
Cache
64MB
SMART Attributes
Standard
Manufacturer Model Number
OWCSMBAZIF128
Format

Physical

Height (max)
5.2mm (0.204″)
Width (max)
54mm (2.125″)
Length (max)
71mm (2.795″)
Weight (typical)
<40g (<0.088 lbs.)

Reliability3

MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)
>1,000,000
Data Reliability
ECC Recovery: Up to 72 bits correctable per 1K sector
Bit error monitoring and management
Yes
Dynamic and static wear-leveling
Yes
Dynamic bad block management
Yes
Support Auto garbage connection
Yes
Warranty
2 Year OWC Warranty

Performance

Sequential Read (up to)
88MB/s
Sequential Write (up to)
56MB/s
Random 4K Read
Up to 5,200 IOPS
Random 4K Write
Up to 5,200 IOPS
Read Latency
less than 0.1ms
Write Latency
less than 0.1ms

Environmental (Operating)

Shock
1500G / 1.0ms
Temperature (°F)
32°F to 158°F
Temperature (°C)
0°C to 70°C
Vibration
20G

Environmental (Non-Operating)

Shock
1500G / 1.0ms
Temperature (°F)
32°F to 158°F
Temperature (°C)
0°C to 70°C
Vibration
20G

Acoustics

Idle (Typical)
0.0 bels
Seek (Typical)
0.0 bels
  1. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.
  2. In terms of standard gigabytes, 1GB ≈ 1.074GB and refers to the actual formatted capacity of shown under Mac OS 10.5 or earlier and Microsoft Windows OS.
  3. Specific application environments such as temperature and duty cycle will affect the overall reliability rates.
Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n SMBAZIF128 UPC#: 794504340457

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Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.6 / 5 3 out of 3 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Marina Del Rey Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Speedy replacement hard drive August 28, 2015 This is a great kit that includes SSD hard drive, install tool, and case with connector for old hard drive. Instructions are easy and installation took 30 mins. The only issue is the ribbon cable used to connect the old hard drive into the housing is too thick. It took me a long time to jam this cable into the hard drive connect and make it work. I've done a lot of OWC installations over the years and this the first time something didn't fit properly. The 120 GB SSD is a great upgrade from the standard 80 GB HD from Apple.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Dubai, UAE Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Great Value for the Price October 21, 2014 The information provided by OWC was precise so that I selected the correct SSD for my MacBook Air and extremely informative, clear and therefore helped me avoid a mistake and ordering an incorrect SSD. Installation was straightforward and the result was astonishing, my MacBook Air 2008 is now loading and accessing applications with little delay that were so slow. Also the "spinning ball" is now virtually non-existent. Highly recommend purchasing a OWC SSD to give your Mac new lease of life.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: new ro, ny Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Exactly what I needed at a good price July 9, 2014 This product has made my Original MACBOOKAIR fuctional again. Exactly what I needed at a good price. OWC has time and time again come through in the clutch.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

OWC 128GB ZIF Solid State Drive Mfr P/N: SMBAZIF128 OWC SKU: OWCSMBAZIF128 1.8" IDE/ATA (PATA) SSD for Early 2008 MacBook Air 2 Year OWC Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day Only $299.95MacSales.com Price $217.50
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