Cheaper drives for 13" retina?

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  1. Ploki macrumors 68010

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  2. LeeM macrumors 6502a

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    looks like it, a crucial fits in the gap as far as widthXlength goes doesnt it?
     
  3. chibiterasu macrumors 6502

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    Very good spot but I don't think apple wants you upgrading things easily, I think they will stick with their harder to copy apple only proprietary drive. That article says available to oem's first meaning they will be publicly available. Space inside the machine allows for a good air flow, you don't want a over heating laptop.
     
  4. Ploki thread starter macrumors 68010

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    It has to be proprietary anyway, because normal SATA connector doesn't fit on such a thin drive, which means aftermarket drives will need another solution either way.

    Airflow? Seems logical, but I don't see how though:
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    http://guide-images.ifixit.net/igi/65QeRUEqIghalTQT.medium
     
  5. chibiterasu macrumors 6502

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    If WD make it publicly available then apple wont use it, apple have already designed what they want to use, they want to control their hardware. Yer you got me on that airflow thing. It totally slipped my mind where the ssd is in the rmbp.
     
  6. Ploki thread starter macrumors 68010

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    They could still make extra OEM drives for apple with proprietary connectors though, so apple is able to keep their connector and use cheaper HDDs instead of SSDs to bring down the cost of the machine.
     
  7. chibiterasu macrumors 6502

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    Now that makes sense if they made a special apple drive, and if they passed on the savings to the customer while taking the same profit margin, more people might buy one and would help compensate for when they discontinue the less expensive cmbps.
     

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