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Learn how to expand your storage in the Macbook Air 13" Late 2010 model with a Transcend JetDrive.

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  1. I have a Macbook Air, pretty early days. Late 2010.  Got the JetDrive 500 in an attempt to increase drive space.
    • I have a Macbook Air, pretty early days. Late 2010. Got the JetDrive 500 in an attempt to increase drive space.

    • Coincidentally, I have no conflict of interest with the company Transcend. I'm just a customer.

    • Demographic / Skill level - I'm a software developer who primarily uses a windows machine.

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  2. Comes with the tools that you need.  Neat, I like it!  Even if you are a home repair kind of guy, you are unlikely to have a magnetically charged screwdriver that can take out tiny Apple screws.
    • Comes with the tools that you need. Neat, I like it! Even if you are a home repair kind of guy, you are unlikely to have a magnetically charged screwdriver that can take out tiny Apple screws.

    • Also, packaging is nice. No clamshells. Stacks in a box with an eye toward efficiency.

    • Nice quality case which you could use to store the external drive case they provide.

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    • Terse instructions--but I've built 100's of computers over the years, so I think I'll just go for it.

    • Later, I will also take a photo of my finger in this most awkward "Option key" position. For the sole purpose of lighting and camera angle. Bring it on Kubrick.

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    • Take the new storage and put it in the external enclosure.

    • When inserting cards like this, hold one side of the connector with two fingers supporting it and gently wiggle the card into place with the other hand. Think, micro-wiggles.

    • Put the monstrosity of science you just assembled into the case, connector first. Make sure it seats comfortably and that you can plug the usb cable in.

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    • Button it up.

    • Only use one screw. This is the storage that we're going to put in the Macbook Air in a couple hours after we clone our internal drive to it.

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    • Attach the Macbook Air to power and shut it down.

    • Plug in the new drive enclosure.

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    • Awkward option finger photo, in full effect.

    • Hold the "Option" button down the entire time that the system is restarting and you will get to the boot options screen.

    • Being someone more familiar with windows, here is the point where I start worrying about the ramifications of low level operations but, like, whatever, right?

    • I chose the "Recovery" drive. With the amount of information provided, I figured it was pretty much a crap shoot. Two sentences of text would have probably made it crystal clear. I'm glad I made "The Right Choice (c) 2014."

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    • This is what happened next. Disk Utility seemed like the most logical choice.

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    • So, now we're going to clone this drive. We enter a weird UX. Must click to fill in the source but have to drag to add the destination.

    • Anyway, click the hardware old and drag the hardware new with great hope but in the interest of foreshadowing, I will let you know now that this will fail miserably.

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    • Let's erase it. (google translate: "format")

    • And then, let's try and clone it. This time though, we're going to choose what I believe is called a volume, rather than a device. The device being the stick of ram we just installed and a volume as the collection of files and metadata stored on it.

    • Chkdsk never hurt anyone. In Mac parlance, "Verify disk" under "First Aid"

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    • We have successfully reached the point where we can clone our volume.

    • It's going to take awhile. This is the perfect time to do something else for at least two hours. I decided to go to sleep. YMMV.

    • After the cloning process finished. I verified the disk and it reported that things were super-duper, you betcha.

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    • There are two long screws holding the back cover. Retain in your brain which ones they are.

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    • A long screw and three short screws with a size comparison.

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    • A look at the internals. We are concerned with that orderly looking circuit board...held by a set screw.

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    • Put in your monocle and make sure you are respecting the gap when you introduce the new memory module.

    • Replace the black set screw.

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    • Gently re-introduce the rear plate. Add a screw to each location. It is recommended to fasten each screw a bit at a time, so that each screw can best contribute to the case's tensor integrity.

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    • Let's put the old drive in this neat new case!

    • The purpose was unclear for the black rubber piece with an adhesive backing. I attached it to the top of drive case. It seems to hold the memory stick snug in the case.

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    • I guess you could use the case to hold on to the screwdriver set. You know, for the apocalypse.

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    • For whatever reason, making a clone seems to wipe out the index so it's going to churn on Spotlight for awhile.

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    • At the end though, you're likely to have a bit more disk space. 383 GB, in my case.

    • Good luck!

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    • Download the JetDrive Toolbox from Transcend's website.

    • Install it and make sure you turn TRIM on. This will make your drive harder, better, faster, stronger.

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