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    Default Apple Releases MacBook Air Firmware Update to Test for SSD Failures

    Apple recently released an update for its MacBook Air lineup which is meant to test the thin-and-light laptop’s solid state drive for a data loss issue. If no fault is found, install a fresh firmware version. Apple’s MacBook Air Flash Storage Firmware Update 1.1 specifically targets mid-2012 models, where a “small percentage” of which was found to have flash drives containing an unspecified issue that erases data.

    As noted below, if a problem is discovered and the drive cannot be update, Apple will replace the affected SSD at no cost. The release notes:

    Apple has discovered that a small percentage of flash storage drives in these MacBook Air models have an issue that may result in data loss. This update tests your drive and, in the majority of cases, installs new firmware to resolve the issue. If your drive cannot be updated, Apple will replace it, free of charge.
    It’s unknown how widespread the issue may be, though a quick search of Apple’s Support Communities reveals several threads pertaining to SSD failures and data loss.

    Those of you interested in downloading the latest Flash Storage Firmware Update 1.1 can do so via Apple’s support downloads webpage or Software Update. It is recommended for all mid-2012 MacBook Air models.

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    I updated my mid 2012 Air with no issues.

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