Flash memory in new MBP replaceable?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ozreth, May 14, 2012.

  1. ozreth macrumors 65816

    ozreth

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    Somebody in another post brought up a good point. If the new MBP uses flash memory like the Air will it also be non replaceable?

    While I like everything about these new announcements I can't imagine a MBP with a non removable memory.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba, May 14, 2012
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    simsaladimbamba

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    Though there haven't been any announcements, they are just rumours and hopes/expectations.
    If the 2012 MBP employs the same flash storage as the 2010/2011 MBA models, there will probably bee a way to replace it too, as OWC/MacSales offers bigger capacity replacements for the flash storage of the 2010 and 2011 MBAs.
     
  3. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    The flash memory in the MBA is replaceable. It isn't soldered on, it pulls out of a slot on the logic board.
     
  4. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    For all we know at this point the "flash memory to make it boot faster" is in all reality a switch to SSD.

    Certainly wouldn't be the first time I've seen a drive referred to as memory.
     
  5. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Yes, no way that they meant that flash memory would be used for RAM.

    The question is whether there's a small SSD paired with a normal HDD or if it's going to be SSD only.
     

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