Early 2015 - Upgrade options?

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  1. SparkFlash macrumors 6502

    SparkFlash

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    I have an Early 2015 MBP and am wondering what all is upgradable? Ive done a couple searches and the answers are vague.

    I would love to upgrade the SSD at the very least. Is it possible?

    Thanks for any insight.
     
  2. ZapNZs macrumors 68000

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    For the most part, nothing is upgradable as the computer is designed specifically to limit this aspect - literally everything down even to the screw themselves. In regards to the SSD, it is possible, but so expensive that it is not economical in most instances: a new 1 TB drive may cost $650-1,000, and some of the aftermarket options are dramatically slower than the factory SSD. The 256 GB Transcend JetDrive Lite internal storage, external secondary storage, NAS, or cloud storage is often more economical.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    You can go to eBay and look for a SSD that was from another MBP, or go to macsales and get one of theirs, in either case as mentioned above, its an expensive proposition.

    This is one of the benefits of owning a MacBook Pro - the computer is locked down so its difficult if not impossible to upgrade the components :(
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G4

    Fishrrman

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    Posts above say it all.
    Unless you want to spend LOTS of $$$, the hard drive isn't [practically] upgradeable.
    The RAM is soldered in.

    What you hold in your hands, is all you'll ever have.
    If you're going to spend $$$, get -another- MacBook equipped with a larger hard drive...
     
  5. SparkFlash thread starter macrumors 6502

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