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I need the dimensions of the "gum-stick" SSD (solid-state drive) used in 2011 MacBook Air models, preferably in cm or mm.

Macbook Air SSD

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If you need them to be that precise, perhaps you need to disassemble your MacBook Air, remove the module, and measure it with calipers yourself. – user9290 Apr 18 '12 at 13:37
See if there is any data at – user9290 Apr 18 '12 at 13:38
@WheatWilliams I'm not asking for extra precision, just for measures in SI units. iFixit only gives the thickness of the drive: 2.45 mm. I need the width/length, and I still don't have the pentalobe screwdriver to open my MBAs. – Coyote Apr 18 '12 at 13:52
You could also check with Other World Computing at And either Other World or iFixit would be glad to sell you a pentalobe screwdriver. :-) – user9290 Apr 18 '12 at 14:04
Can I be curious? Why do you need to know that? :) – Martín Marconcini Apr 18 '12 at 14:09
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Techrepublic says as part of their tear-down the part number is Samsung MZ-CPA1280/0A2. This part is available on Amazon JP where its dimensions are specified as "Size : 24.0 × 3.9 × 108.9mm"

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Great find! Thank you! – Coyote Apr 18 '12 at 15:36

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