Hardware

Apple MacBook Air Teardown (13-inch 2010)

128GB flash storage unit - Front

The MacBook Air's flash storage unit contains four main components--the circuit board, a Toshiba Solid State Drive controller, a Micron DDR DRAM cache, and the actual Toshiba flash memory chips.

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