Are the rMBP upgradable?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Macaroooon, May 25, 2015.

  1. Macaroooon macrumors 6502

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    Is the flash storage upgradable? I don't think 128GB is enough for me but I can't afford the next one up. Can you increase the storage?

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  2. leman macrumors 604

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    Theoretically, yes, but nobody sells them. Your best bet is either to get repair parts from Apple or take it out of another rMBP.
     
  3. Macaroooon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Right, I'm not sure what best to do!
     
  4. leman macrumors 604

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    I'd say: wait until you have enough money to get a next tier one. Or get a refurb. Or try to find a side one. An upgrade is possible, but very cumbersome and is likely to be more expensive than the difference you'd pay for a new machine.
     
  5. Macaroooon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Apple are replacing my MBP from 2012, so I can either go with current MBP £899 or pay £100 (all I can afford) to get the lower end rMBP :)
     
  6. HarryT macrumors 6502

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    Id say borrow the money to get the higher tier...because this will last you 2-3 years at least and if you get the 128gb then a month later you have a spare few hundred...you'd regret it for the next 2-3 years.
     
  7. Macaroooon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I see what you mean, yikes, it's a lot of money to spend especially as I'll have to buy a new optical drive too :(
     
  8. magbarn macrumors 68000

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    You don't need Apple's overpriced DVD drive. I use a Samsung external DVD drive that I picked up for $20 shipped on a sale....
     
  9. newellj macrumors 601

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    There is not practical, cost-effective upgrade for the current SSDs. If you need additional storage, you could look into an external USB 3.0 HDD, SDD or thumb drive. Be aware that full-time storage solutions that use the card slot may keep the computer from going to sleep completely, resulting in battery issues if the machine isn't kept on a charger.
     

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