3TB or 4TB Macbook Pro 15, When?

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  1. damian7777 macrumors newbie

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    Hi Guys, trust you're well? Just wanted to get everyone's opinion of when you think a configure to build option for the 15" Macbook Pro might allow for 3TB or 4TB of storage? I could go laptop +NAS + Cloud backup, but I'd rather not as I travel a good deal. I can probably wait till March, do you think it will be here by then? (I saw a recent article on 9to5Mac that mentioned Samsungs 3D SSD chips will support these capacities soon, so just curious!) thanks!
     
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    It could be next year it could be the year after it could be never if cloud storage really takes off. No way to answer your question i’m afraid and it will be pure speculation from anyone weighing in with an answer.
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    Not any time soon.
    And if 3-4tb flash drives do arrive, they will be outrageously expensive (at least for the first couple of years).
     
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    Well since the new ones don't have standard 2.5" drive bays and only use SSD's it could be a while and it would of course (at current prices for $/GB of high speed flash) be very expensive.

    On the other hand, it's already possible using a 2012 or earlier 13" or 15" MBP as one could easily put in 2x2TB 2.5" HDD's for not a whole lot of cash and run them in RAID 0 through disk utility (at least you used to be able to do that).

    Or you could go with 8TB with 2x4TB 850 EVO drives for a cool $1,500 a piece.

    But in all practicality with apple using the newer NVMe drives for speed and the cost of doing so even for 1TB models it could be a ways off but who knows, it could always be a high dollar BTO option. I'd guess maybe a couple years from now?
     
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