Any SSD HD compatible with MBP base?

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  1. SparkFlash macrumors 6502

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    I know the SSD in the base MBP is removable, but are there any replacement/upgrade SSD options yet that fit this? I grabbed one at 256 but I really want to make the jump to 500 soon. It fills up too fast.
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Exactly what computer do you have, and what SSD did you buy? Apple doesn't sell any portable now that uses a standard 2.5" SSD so you may not be able to upgrade as easily as you think.
     
  3. SparkFlash thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry I have the latest MBP 2016. The base model non touch bar.
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Edit: that one does have a removable SSD but there are no upgrades available.
     
  5. SparkFlash thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I searched ifixit and it was shown as removable? And at this time just waiting for a manufacturer to come out with a compatible SSD?
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    https://www.ifixit.com/Device/MacBook_Pro_13"_Function_Keys_Late_2016
     
  6. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    The information above is (I believe) incorrect.

    The 2016 NON-touch-bar MBPro DOES have a removable flash SSD.

    It's the TOUCHBAR model that has the flash SSD soldered in.

    Having said that, there really are no replacement drives available, except from Apple.
    And they ain't sellin' you one!
     
  7. SparkFlash thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks thats what I figured so far. Appreciate it!
     
  8. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Yes, I corrected myself. That new SSD is completely proprietary, so you're not likely to find any options for some time, if at all. Even with the earlier models which do have some upgrade options available, the 3rd party options are all quite a bit slower than Apple's storage. If you're already in a space crunch, you'll be better off returning this computer if at all possible.
     

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