Q. What Memory and Drives fit my MacBook Air?

Apple MacBook Air machines feature Intel processors and an exceedingly thin Aluminum body. None of the MacBook Airs have internal optical drives, Apple sells an external USB Superdrive (make sure to check compatibility with your MacBook Air when buying a USB drive, the latest USB optical drives from Apple are compatible only with the current version Airs). MacBook Airs came with either hard drives or SSDs, the current models are SSD only. Their HD/SSDs are not a standard 2.5″ format, and the interfaces have changed over time, so it is critical when upgrading to know the exact revision of the MacBook Air.

Following is a chart of all of the MacBook Air models, the types of RAM and hard drives that can be installed. Newest MacBook Air models are at the bottom.
For the MacBook Pro models, go here…

Lists of RAM and drive compatibility for all Macs

Model / Identifier CPU/ Speed/ Screen/ Date/ Designation Standard Drive
Maximum RAM Hard Drive/ SSD
MacBook Air Rev A
MacBookAir1,1
Core 2 Duo 1.6 GHz 13″ (Early 2008 “Original” MB003LL/A, A1237, EMC 2142) 80 GB  HD 2 GB Not upgradeable PATA ZIF
MacBook Air Rev A
MacBookAir1,1
Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz 13″ (Early 2008 “Original” CTO, A1237, EMC 2142) 64 GB SSD 2 GB Not upgradeable PATA ZIF
MacBook Air
MacBookAir2,1
Core 2 Duo 1.6 GHz 13″ (Late 2008 “NVidia” MB543LL/A, A1304, EMC 2253) 120 GB HD 2 GB Not upgradeable SATA ZIF
MacBook Air
MacBookAir2,1
Core 2 Duo 1.86 GHz 13″ (Late 2008 MB940LL/A, A1304, EMC 2253) 128 GB SSD 2 GB Not upgradeable SATA ZIF
MacBook Air
MacBookAir2,1
Core 2 Duo 1.86 GHz 13″ (Mid 2009 MC233LL/A, A1304, EMC 2334) 120 GB HD 2 GB DDR3 Not upgradeable SATA ZIF
MacBook Air
MacBookAir2,1
Core 2 Duo 2.13 GHz 13″ (Mid 2009 MC234LL/A, A1304, EMC 2334) 128 GB SSD 2 GB DDR3  Not upgradeable SATA ZIF
MacBook Air
MacBookAir3,1
Core 2 Duo 1.4 GHz 11.6″ (Late 2010 MC505LL/A, A1370, EMC 2393) 64 GB or 128 GB SSD 2 GB or 4 GB DDR3 Not upgradeable mSATA
MacBook Air
MacBookAir3,1
Core 2 Duo 1.6 GHz 11.6″ (Late 2010 BTO, A1370, EMC 2393) 128 GB SSD 2 GB or 4 GB DDR3 Not upgradeable  mSATA
MacBook Air
MacBookAir3,2
Core 2 Duo 1.86 GHz 13″ (Late 2010, MC503LL/A A1369, EMC 2392) 128 GB or 256 GB SSD 2 GB or 4 GB DDR3 Not upgradeable  mSATA
MacBook Air
MacBookAir3,2
Core 2 Duo 2.13 GHz 13″ (Late 2010, BTO, A1369, EMC 2392)  128 GB or 256 GB SSD 2 GB or 4 GB DDR3 Not upgradeable  mSATA
MacBook Air
MacBookAir4,1
Core i5 1.6 GHz 11.6″ (Mid 2011, MC968LL/A, A1370, EMC 2471) 64 GB or 128 GB SSD 2 GB or 4 GB DDR3 Not upgradeable mSATA
MacBook Air
MacBookAir4,1
Core i7 1.8 GHz 11.6″ (Mid 2011, BTO, A1370, EMC 2471) 128 GB SSD 4 GB DDR3 Not upgradeable mSATA
MacBook Air
MacBookAir4,1
Core i5 1.7 GHz 13″ (Mid 2011, MC965LL/A, A1369, EMC 2469) 128 GB or 256 GB SSD 4 GB DDR3 Not upgradeable mSATA
MacBook Air
MacBookAir4,2
Core i7 1.8 GHz 13″ (Mid 2011, BTO, A1369, EMC 2469) 256 GB SSD 4 GB DDR3 Not upgradeable mSATA
MacBook Air
MacBookAir4,2
Core i5 1.6 GHz 13″ (Mid 2011,  Education only MD508LL/A, A1369, EMC 2469) 64 GB SSD 2 GB DDR3 Not upgradeable mSATA
MacBook Air
MacBookAir5,1
Core i5 1.7 GHz 11.6″ (Mid 2012, MD223LL/A) 64 GB SSD 4 GB or 8 GB DDR3L-1600 Not upgradeable mSATA
MacBook Air
MacBookAir5,1
Core i5 1.7 GHz 11.6″ (Mid 2012, MD224LL/A) 128 GB, 256 GB or 512 GB SSD 4 GB or 8 GB DDR3L-1600 Not upgradeable mSATA
MacBook Air
MacBookAir5,1
Core i7 2.0 GHz 11.6″ (Mid 2012, BTO) 128 GB, 256 GB or 512 GB SSD 4 GB or 8 GB DDR3L-1600 Not upgradeable mSATA
MacBook Air
MacBookAir5,2
Core i5 1.8GHz 13″ (Mid 2012, MD231LL/A) 128 GB SSD 4 GB or 8 GB DDR3L-1600 Not upgradeable mSATA
MacBook Air
MacBookAir5,2
Core i5 1.8 GHz 13″ (Mid 2012, MD232LL/A) 256 GB or 512 GB  SSD 4 GB or 8 GB DDR3L-1600 Not upgradeable mSATA
MacBook Air
MacBookAir5,2
Core i7 2.0 GHz 13″ (Mid 2012, BTO) 256 GB or 512 GB  SSD 4 GB or 8 GB DDR3L-1600 Not upgradeable mSATA
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