2015 rMBP flash drive upgrade?

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  1. reyalP macrumors regular

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    I am looking for options to upgrade the flash drive in my 2015 rMBP 13 inch. Currently I have a 256GB but would like to double it. I need a drive that will support boot camp if possible. I looked at OWC and their drives do not support boot camp. Any ideas? Is it possible to get boot camp working on a after market drive?
     
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  3. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    MRxROBOT is correct above. Look up an original Apple SSD on Ebay. It's your only option.
     
  4. MacInTO macrumors 6502a

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    It's like an epidemic with small SSDs! eBay is the only source for authentic Apple SSDs as noted above.

    [rant] I always need lots of storage so I would never go lower than 512GB of storage. I see lots of rMBPs on Craigslist for really low prices that take a really long time to sell. I image those folks have the same dilemma.[/rant]
     
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    Perhaps try reading the whole post bringer of good news. The OWC drive does not allow you to install Boot Camp.
     
  7. MacInTO macrumors 6502a

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    If I needed to upgrade, I probably would not choose this product because of the lack of trim support.
     

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  8. magbarn macrumors 68000

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    I just bit the bullet and bought a 1TB from ebay for my 2013 rMBP just 6 months after I bought it. It's been working great since then... I really wish Apple would go to the M.2 standard which is just as good as their proprietary connector. Oh how I miss the Apple from 2006-2012 that used industry standard SATA cables and upgradable memory!
     
  9. reyalP thread starter macrumors regular

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    This was my first Macbook purchase. Thought 256GB would be enough but found out it is not going to be. The other dilemma is that I just purchased apple care for it to extend the warranty. I know if I swap out the drive I will probably void that warranty. I guess I could see if they can cancel my apple care and have Apple pro rate me the difference and put that toward a new drive from Ebay.
     
  10. MacInTO macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think Apple would know if you swapped the drive out. As long as you keep the old drive. If you do run into a problem and need to take it in, swap the old drive back in.
     
  11. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    OP:

    Unless you want to spend A LOT of money for a 1tb blade drive, your best options are:

    1. Sell what you have and buy another MacBook with a larger drive from the factory
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    2. Get an EXTERNAL SSD, and "off-load" non-critical stuff to the external SSD.
     

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