15" rMBP SDD upgradeable after market?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mikeyswen79, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. Mikeyswen79 macrumors member

    Mikeyswen79

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    Yes I understand Apple doesn't want people getting into these computers, but I'm wondering if it is possible or if, like the RAM, the SDD is somehow soldered on like many of the other components?
     
  2. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    You can replace it, but currently there are no third-party PCI-E SSDs in the market.
     
  3. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

    sonicrobby

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    RAM is soldered in there, SSDs are not, but they aren't the standard 2.5" SSDs you find everywhere else
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    The SSD is a proprietary one. There are a number of manufactures now making the form-factor and connector (the new form-factor called M.2 if you're curious), but since Apple uses their own design, these other options won't work. Perhaps a manufacturer like OWC will put out alternatives for those of use who want to upgrade.
     

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