Flash Memory Upgrade Question

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  1. iPad Retina macrumors 6502a

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    Hello, I'm looking to buy a 15" retina MacBook pro with 256gb flash storage, and want to upgrade the MacBook to 1tb as a project, but when the Mac was new the 2012 only has 768gb of flash storage, will it be able to handle 1tb no problem or will it only be able to handle 768GB max.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Flash storage in the new Haswell rMBPs (late-2013 and mid-2014) have replaceable PCIe SSDs, but nobody makes those upgrades.

    The mid-2012/late-2012/early-2013 Ivy Bridge rMBPs use an mSATA SSD, which has a completely different connector compared to the PCIe connector used in the Haswell ones.

    Also, third party M.2 PCIe SSDs won't fit, because Apple uses a non-M.2 proprietary blade design.

    So you can forget about doing any upgrades to it.

    Meanwhile, the Ivy Bridge ones have upgradeable flash storage options available from Transcend and OWC.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Current MBPs do not have upgradeable SSDs. While they're not soldered onto the logic board, there's no where you can buy them new. You can perhaps find some on ebay that someone pulled from an existing MBP, but that's really about it.
     
  4. iPad Retina thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    what are the major differences between the mid 2012 to mid 2014, besides the haswall, i heard its got a better display for glare
     
  5. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    The displays are the same. Aside from the CPU, the biggest change is one that has already been mentioned: the upgrade to much faster PCI-Express storage from the older models' SATA.
     

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