Upgrade the SSD in your MacBook Air A1465 with Fledging M13 Turbo!

The MacBook Air 11” A1465 brought Apple’s smallest MacBook back, with the retina display and Intel Core i5 processor (EMC 2631, EMC 2924) in a frame and screen built for ultra-mobile use, but limited by only 256GB native SSD storage.
The MacBook Air 11” A1465 brought Apple’s smallest MacBook back, with the retina display and Intel Core i5 processor (EMC 2631, EMC 2924) in a frame and screen built for ultra-mobile use, but limited by only 256GB native SSD storage.


Fledging took flight in 2018 on a mission to bring premium electronics to everyone, starting with SSD storage. In 2018, our founder was in the middle of a PhD program when his Mac started dying. His only choices were to sacrifice his Apple experience or spend a ton of money on a newer device. Instead, he invented a premium Mac SSD upgrade, and Feather SSD was born. 


The MacBook Air 11” A1466 series offers a balanced user interface for the ultra-portable MacBook Air series, with a gorgeous retina display and snappy processing on a mobile 11” screen. This class marked the leap from SATA to NVMe SSDs, which included up to 3 times the processing speeds. We built our Feather M13 Turbo product line to make it even better. In this article, we’ll explain the three main benefits of upgrading your MacBook Air A1465 with Feather M13 Turbo by Fledging and how you can buy Feather M13 Turbo for your MacBook Air.


First, Feather M13 Turbo is a true SSD upgrade for your MacBook Air. Like Apple, we've maxed the sequential speeds of the NVMe form factor. Our M13 Turbo series runs up to 3000 MB/s Read and 2500 MB/s Write, depending on your device. Even without the maxed sequential speeds, your daily processing, running multiple apps, and prolonged use will all feel more responsive than ever. Our M13 Turbo series doesn’t slow down at all once 50% full, unlike other NVMe SSDs. We built Turbo with up to 2TB capacity, or 8 times what Apple shipped the MacBook Air A1465 with. But unlike Apple, our SSDs store up to 2 terabytes of data. Four times the storage. Faster performance. Turn your old MacBook Air into a new Pro.


Second, Feather M13 Turbo is built to be affordable. By building our own SSD adapter from scratch and partnering with the best-performing and most stable SSD manufacturers, we’re able to sell this SSD upgrade for less than our competition, while giving you better results. Why? That’s Fledging’s mission - “premium electronics for everyone” means “everyone should be able to afford our products”. Feather is typically 10-20% less expensive than other SSDs that perform about as well, while notably outperforming SSDs that are less expensive.


Third, true DIY with everything you need to upgrade your MacBook Air ships with Feather M13 Turbo. 

  • We pre-load macOS High Sierra, though you can upgrade to a new OS once installed
  • Feather ships with the tools needed to remove your MacBook Air's back panel and the SSD mounting screw
  • A detailed instructions booklet ships in every package
  • You can contact us online, at our FAQ, or by emailing contact@fledging.net to connect with Laura, our Customer Success Manager (and real, live human).
  • Upgrading your Apple MacBook Air's solid state drive SSD involves a lot of moving parts. We're worked hard to simplify all that for you

    You came here looking for an SSD upgrade for your MacBook Air A1465. It’s a nimble and surprisingly powerful MacBook and definitely worth holding on to. We hope it’s clear that Feather M13 Turbo is the best SSD upgrade for you. Still not sure? Check out the reviews on our Amazon listing


    What’s M13-S? Some people want to max out their MacBook. That’s what Turbo is for. Others need a rock-solid SSD upgrade that matches Apple OEM performance while saving a little more cash. That’s what M13-S is for. We recommend M13 Turbo as the better SSD, but if you need to save a few dollars, M13-S is here for you at 1500MB/s Read and 1100 MB/s Write, with less snappy performance and the unfortunate SSD slowdown once 50% full. M13 Turbo and M13-S are compatible with all the same devices


    Want top end speed, multi-tasking, and up to 3000/2500 MB/s Read/Write? Choose M13 Turbo.


    Want solid speeds, up to 1500/1100 MB/s Read/Write, and to save 10-15% from Turbo? Choose M13-S. 


    What's next for you?

    Double check your device’s compatibility here using your EMC number.

    Buy Feather M13 Turbo for MacBook Air 11" A1465 now at www.fledging.net!  

    Not sure how to install? Check out our 2-minute video and see how easy it is and take a peek at our comprehensive support documents. 


    Need to upgrade another Mac? Feather by Fledging offers upgrades for MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro, and Mac Mini for storage capacities ranging from 128GB to 2TB.


    Thanks for joining the tens of thousands who have taken flight with Fledging!

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