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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.