If Ram and SSD are upgradeable on...

Cape Dave

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the Core i7 version, I will almost certainly consider getting that and adding this x4 PCIe 1TB SSD and guess what?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/331341879304?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

That bad boy will ROCK HARD, no matter how many cores it has :)

Waiting for teardown info!

Secondary question: Is the 1TB Fusion drive a one piece SATA drive that I could put in my old mini for resale?

Or is it two separate drives, one SSD and one SATA? Thanks!
 
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bennibeef

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Just my 2 cents:

Why should the i7 not have soldered ram? I mean yeah it would be cool but then they need a different motherboard design and they didn't do two motherboard designs for the quadcore because it needs a different socket now why should they bother and design there real RAM slots..
 

Cape Dave

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Just my 2 cents:

Why should the i7 not have soldered ram? I mean yeah it would be cool but then they need a different motherboard design and they didn't do two motherboard designs for the quadcore because it needs a different socket now why should they bother and design there real RAM slots..
Somewhere on this forum it was mentioned that this might be the case, so I was looking for confirmation/clarification on that point. I did not make it up :)
 

hallux

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It's soldered, trust me. I have access to Apple's service manuals with part listings. EVERY logic board part number also indicates memory size.