MacBook Air "Core i7" 2.0 11" (Mid-2012)

Here you can find the exact specifications of this Mac, along with guaranteed compatible upgrades for it.

  • Model: MacBook Air Mid 2012 11"
  • EMC Number: 2558
  • Model Identifier: MacBookAir5,1
  • Model Number: A1465
  • Introduced: 2012
  • Discontinued: 2013
  • Max Operating System Version: macOS 10.15.7 Catalina (download)
  • Earliest Supported OSX Version: OS X 10.7.4 Lion
Links to download compatible OSX/macOS from Apple
  • CPU Speed: 2.0GHz
  • RAM Type: DDR3 PC12800 SODIMM 1600MHz
  • RAM Slots: RAM is fixed and cannot be upgraded after initial purchase.
  • Fixed/Non-Removable RAM: Varies, either 4GB or 8GB
  • Device Connectivity: USB 3, Thunderbolt 1
  • Bluetooth: 4.0
  • Video Output: Thunderbolt
  • Expansion: Thunderbolt
  • Revision Produced From (Year): 2012
  • Repair and Upgrade guides: From ifixit.com
100% Compatability Guarantee
  • RAM Upgrades
  • Internal Drives
  • External Drives
  • CD/DVD/Blu-ray Drives
  • Expansion Cards
  • Batteries & Power Supplies
  • Graphics & Displays
  • Keyboards, Mice & Trackpads
  • Cables, Adaptors & Tools
  • Repairs
  • Configure RAM & Drive Upgrades

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Compatible External Optical Drives for this Mac

Compatible Internal Hard Drives & SSDs for this Mac

Internal Drives: your options explained - Click here for more info

The hard drive or solid state drive is where all your documents, data and applications are stored permanently. Below this box are all the drives we do that are guaranteed 100% compatible with this Mac, based off the Serial Number or Model ID that you have selected.

The list below is divided into sections for the main types of drives, which can include:

  • Solid State Drives (SSDs) - large chunks of Flash memory used for storage, the fastest and most reliable option, but also the smallest and most expensive.
  • Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) - the standard rotational drives used in older Macs. Big and cheap, but much slower than SSDs and subject to mechanical failures that do not effect SSDs. These have a spin speed measured in Revolutions Per Minute (RPM), with higher numbers being faster operating drives.

For more details on the differences between these drives, please see this post on our blog.

With most Macs there are lots of options for having more or faster storage, and many can take multiple drives so you can mix and match SSDs and rotational hard drives to find your ideal combination of size, speed and budget. Some Macs have more than one main drive bay, and many Macs can use our range of caddies to replace their DVD drives with additional hard drives or SSDs. Some Macs also have additional drive bays that can be used with a mounting kit. If you have multiple types of bay in this Mac, you can select them with the grey tabs below this box.

It is very important with all system drives (that is, a drive that you boot from) to leave a good amount of free space to allow the system to work well. We recommend leaving around 20-30GB of free space on the system drive, The closer you get to full on your system drive, the slower the Mac will perform.

A 1TB drive can hold:

  • Up to 1,000 hours of digital video
  • Up to 250 two-hour DVD films
  • Up to 320,000 digital photos
  • Up to 16,660 hours of digital music

All drives come blank and will need to be formatted (erased), and if they are to be a boot drive, have an operating system installed. There are a variety of ways of restoring your data, either through time machine or by cloning. We sell drives, tools, enclosures and cables for you to do the work at home (see the "Cables, Adaptors & Tools" tab above), or you can send/bring your machine to us for us to do the work - prices all below. However you do it, you can be sure you are getting the correct part with our 100% compatibility guarantee.

This Mac has 1 main drive bay which can take any of the drives below

Solid State Drives

Installation Services

Don't want to fit the hard drive yourself? Have us install it for you - full details here.

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Keyboards & Mice

Repair Services (parts included)

Bluetooth Keyboards

  -  Requires at least OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

USB Mice

Compatible Power Supply and Battery Products for this Mac

Main Battery

AC Adaptors

Compatible Cables, Adaptors and Tools for this Mac

USB 3.0

Mini DisplayPort (use in Thunderbolt port)

Tools for this Mac

Compatible External Drives and Enclosures

External SSDs

External Hard Drives

Repair and Installation Services

See repair guides from ifixit.com

Here are our list of fixed cost repair and installation services for this Mac. All machines for repair or upgrade can either be shipped to us (we can arrange collection if desired), or you are welcome to drop the machine into our offices in Sawston, Cambridge. We have been doing Apple Mac repairs since 2001, you can be assured of a complete, speedy, good value and professional service.

Repairs

Installation Services (parts not included)

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