Steve Sande of TUAW on the new MacBook Air hard drives:
One of the nicer things to come out of the teardown was the news that the internal solid-state drive isn’t soldered to the logic board, meaning that MBA owners who would like more storage and don’t have an issue with invalidating their warranty can open the computer and install a drive with more capacity.
This is an amazing discovery, since at the moment if your MacBook Air hard disk dies, you are done for. It’s nice to see that they have found a way to rectify that. This, plus the backlit keyboard and better specs make be wish I had waited instead of buying one last fall.