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Apple Pushes Firmware Fix for 2012 MacBook Air Hard Drives

by Todd Haselton | October 18, 2013October 18, 2013 2:30 pm PDT


Apple recently pushed a new patch for the 2012 MacBook Air that fixes issues the the laptop’s flash storage hard drives, 9to5Mac said Friday. While we weren’t aware of it previously, apparently there’s the possibility that the drives can become corrupted enough that users will ultimately lose saved data. The patch, officially titled MacBook Air Flash Storage Firmware Update 1.1, will also alert you if your drive needs to be replaced.

If so, you can take your 2012 MacBook Air, provided that Apple sold it between June 2012 and June 2013, to an Apple Store for a free 64GB or 128Gb hard drive replacement, depending on which capacity you had in the first place. Apple also said that you should stop attempting to install any updates if the software finds your drive is already affected.

Thankfully the company says that it should only be a problem for a “small percentage of users.” If you own one, though, we recommend running the patch to double check.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...