Attention MacBook Air owners: Check if you need a replacement for your drive ASAP

Apple has issued a recall for certain MacBook Airs' flash storage drives

If you bought a MacBook Air between June 2012 through June 2013, your laptop might have a drive that can fail at any time. Here's what you need to know.

According to Apple's support page, this issue affects some 64GB and 128GB flash storage drives in MacBook Airs. To see if your drive might be one of them, go to the Mac App Store, then UPdates, and MacBook Air Firmware Update 1.1. The firmware update will tell you if your drive is susceptible, and if so, direct you back to Apple's support page.

Apple and Apple Authorized Service Providers will replace the faulty drives for free.

Now's also as good a time as any to make sure your computer is backed up.

[h/t GigaOM]

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