Will MacBook Pro's ever gain a modular drive bay?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Easy Rider, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. Easy Rider macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2006
    I do lots of pro work ranging from audio to video editing. My mobile solution right now is a thinkpad.

    The drive bay on the side, they call it ultra bay, whatever, is replaceable with three alternatives:

    I can use my thinkpad in the standard way it was meant to be used with an optical drive.

    I can use that bay to shove an extra hard drive in there, which is a god send for when i do editing, my main 160gb drive plus an extra 160gb in the drive bay = sweet!

    I can use that bay to shove a battery in there so now I have 2 batteries giving me about 10 hours of battery life no sweat

    Now I realize that Apple has some smart mofo's working for them, but do you think such a relativly simple feature will be added?

    I can think of the benefits now, I mean whenever blueray or hddvd burners for laptops become cheap enough, instead of carrying around an external unit, or buying a new laptop, i can just swap the optical drive!

    So what do you think guys, innovation is coming? or just another case change with no real benefits except maybe it looks a little bit cooler.
  2. macenforcer macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2004

    Nover say No. :D
  3. gallagb macrumors 6502


    Apr 28, 2004
    prolly not 'modular'
    (like the old G3 PB's)

    but- i'd be surprised if they didn't get some sort of 'user changeable' drive like the macbook does
  4. reflex macrumors 6502a

    May 19, 2002
    It just doesn't seem right for Apple laptops :)
  5. brandon6684 Guest

    Dec 30, 2002
    They'll probably get a user replaceable hard drive like the MacBook. I'd actually expect to see a major redesign of the MacBook Pro soon since the first Intel version was rushed and is basically Intel parts in a PowerBook case.
  6. dpaanlka macrumors 601


    Nov 16, 2004
    A true modular drive - absolutely not. It was "shed" from PowerBooks starting with the Titanium G4. It won't be a "gained feature" - in the sense that Apple hasn't figure out how to make modular drives yet. They already did that, it's in the past, over and done with.

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