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Doc on Mid 2011 MacBook Air Apple Hardware Test HDD Alert Error:
(from a new Apple support doc today, italics emphasis mine)
" MacBook Air (Mid 2011): Apple Hardware Test may report "HDD" alert when test is looped

Products Affected: MacBook Air (Mid 2011)

Symptoms
When you test your MacBook Air (Mid 2011) with Apple Hardware Test (AHT) diagnostics, you may encounter one of the following messages if the test is looped multiple times:

    4HDD/11/40000000:SATA

Resolution
The alert is erroneous and generally takes multiple loops of Apple Hardware Test to induce.

Before starting Apple Hardware Test, looping can be enabled or disabled by pressing the L key on the keyboard. If the message appears and there are also other issues with the computer that appear to be related to the solid state drive (SSD), schedule an appointment at an Apple Retail Store or contact an Apple Service Provider.

Additional Information
Intel-based Macs: Using Apple Hardware Test"

I think the gist is although the error is a bug if AHT is in looped mode, don't ignore it if you see multiple errors (natch). If any 2011 MacBook Air owner has seen this error (or multiple errors mentioned above) and/or had issues with their SSD, let me know. (The above reflects the Apple article as of 8/15/2012, it may be revised over time and different by the time you read this.)


  

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