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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vigorito, Mar 5, 2013.
Have this 8gb crucial kit is compatibile with macbook pro retina 13 late 2012?
You cannot upgrade or change the RAM in a rMBP.
I always wonder the reaction of people who buy rMBP expecting to upgrade them only to find out months later that you can't. Must be a really, really bad feeing
But why how that is not possible?
The light blue chips, soldered onto the logic board, are the RAM.
The memory is soldered.
So even if i find to buy the ram or ssd i cant replace by myself?
Ram no. Ssd yes but only owc makes a replaceable ssd
Unless you have the skills and equipment to replace mBGA packages on PCBs (That's right, my fellow friends from China. Big opportunity.), no.
As far as the SSD goes, yes, you can replace it – with an OWC Aura Pro 6G SSD.
Well lets wait for other 3rd party ssd makers and and for price drop
From Apple's website when you're configuring a 15" MBP, this doesn't show on the 13" since 8GB is the max it comes with.
The same message is there when selecting a SSD but I believe those can be replaced.
The ram is soldered to the mainboard, there are no ram slots physically on the board.
Don't hold your breath waiting for that to happen. If 3rd-party SSD manufacturers believed there was a large enough market for user upgrades to the rMBP's storage, they would have been on the market not long after the 15-inch model launched last year.
As long as it possible to replace sad in the future by end user im ok with 269dol price for ssd,my concer is memory because like i said i live in a country where apple doeset have support im concerned more for memory
If upgradability is a concern, your only choice is the classic 13-inch. While the Retina's SSD can technically be upgraded, it's not cost effective to do so, at least when compared to the plethora of 2.5-inch SSD options that you can use on the classic. For the Retina, you can either buy a 2nd-hand original equipment Apple SSD from the likes of eBay or buy the OWC Aura Pro. The 480 GB Aura is US$580.
There is a cheaper option 269dol for 250gb i want 120gb but owc dont sell 120gb