Can someone explain $1200 for 2tb.. Is this for real?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by audirs5, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. audirs5 macrumors 6502

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    Just wondering if this is normal pricing for 2tb on a laptop.

    $1200 is the cost of an ENTIRE laptop..

    Please help me understand this.
     
  2. therealseebs macrumors 65816

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    This is why iphones don't have microSD slots: Because Apple makes a lot of money marking up memory and storage options, and not letting people replace them. (Except on the laptops, I think the SSDs are standard-ish form factor PCIe cards, so they may be swappable later.)
     
  3. audirs5 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But how can they charge $1200 for an SSD upgrade. How is this not causing a GIANT uproar. Seriously. How much would a 2tb SSD cost (of the same caliber )
     
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  5. bcave098 macrumors 6502a

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    OWC's aftermarket 2TB PCIe SSD for the Mac Pro is $1,380.
     
  6. Puonti macrumors 6502a

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    It causes upset in people who can't afford the price but want to stick with Apple devices. Everybody else either does not need that much SSD storage, can afford it even if it is a considerable sum of money, or buy other manufacturers' laptops with lesser SSDs.

    It's not really the kind of stuff to cause "giant uproars".
     
  7. therealseebs macrumors 65816

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    I'm seeing 2TB SSDs running for ~$700-900, but that's mostly 2.5" form factor. PCIe cards can be more expensive. So... It's not an insane markup. It's steep, but not insane.
     

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