Getting 750gb or more into new 13in rMBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by PittsDriver, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. PittsDriver macrumors 6502a

    PittsDriver

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    Just as it says. I realize how stupid it is to remove an SSD if needed to get maybe a 1tb hard drive in there, but is it even possible? If not how are the prices of 750 SSDs? I am coming from a 2008 13in with a Momentus 750 and want the same capacity or more.
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    you are pretty much limited to what Apple offers.
    So far there are no 3rd party SSDs available for the rMBP or MBA
     
  3. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    It used to be possible, however Apple has started a horrible (imo) trend of making things un-upgradable or very hard to upgrade because of unique parts.

    Makes you need to get the upgrades from them at massively inflated prices.
     
  4. PittsDriver thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What about the ability to still add a second HDD in lieu of the superdrive?
     
  5. niteflyr macrumors 6502a

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    The high end rMBP13" can be configured with up to 1 TB SSD.

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    The cMBP 13" has SuperDrive and up to 1 TB HDD.
     
  6. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    Retina doesn't have super drive = no spot for a optibay.
     
  7. PittsDriver thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well then I am just totally screwed haha! I wish I could add a 1TB to the mid model 13in. I will have to rethink my purchase a bit.
     
  8. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    Do you need 1TB of space all the time? What type of files make up that much space?

    Why not get a smaller size and then buy a thunderbolt or usb 3.0 external drive for your extra stuff you won't be needing everyday.

    That's what I do. A reliable WD 1.5TB USB 3.0 drive can be had for 60-70$.

    For all my movies and stuff I just store it on a separate drive. I only keep things I use often on my actual laptop.
     
  9. PittsDriver thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That is probably what I will end up doing. I have about 550 used up right now. I have a 1tb My Passport that I can just move all my iTunes stuff on.
     

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