MacBook Pro Retina - 1TB SSD?

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  1. *nix macrumors newbie

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    Is there a 1TB SSD available for the MBP Retina online somewhere? If not, what's the highest capacity SSD that's available for the MBP Retina?
     
  2. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Nope, it doesn't currently exist as the MBP uses a specialized SSD. The highest you can get is the 768GB offered through Apple.

    I can't see Apple offering it this year, but next year maybe.
     
  3. *nix thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Fingers crossed :D
     
  4. ValSalva macrumors 68040

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    Me too. Maybe a third party like OWC will make one though. But their largest one for the rMBP is only 480GB now.
     
  5. bbishop93 macrumors regular

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    You do realize that kit will likely be over $1,000...Personally I'd rather spend $70 on a TB external with usb 3.0 and then have my 512gb SSD to go along with that and the external is small enough to carry around anywhere, oh and yeah I also save about $900+ dollars.
     
  6. ValSalva macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, never said it wouldn't be expensive :eek: But once it becomes available the price can begin come down. And there are cases where external drives just aren't practical.
     
  7. bbishop93 macrumors regular

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    Yeah, gonna be at least another 3 years before that will come down. And like what lol? Idk for me I never see it as a problem my external is 1TB and hardly bigger than my iPhone 5, just keep it in my laptop case, adds like 0 weight, and when I need it its there, when I don't its away :D With 1TB and 2TB externals WITH usb 3.0 for under 150$ each, there's no way I could justify, buying a 1TB $1,000 SSD to replace my mac one with...
     
  8. ValSalva macrumors 68040

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    In my work environment there is no way I could have an external drive. It's just not practical or safe for that matter. It's good you can though. I don't see myself buying a 1TB SSD in the near future but as soon as it is available it won't be long before its price starts to drop and also the prices of smaller SSD's drop too.
     
  9. NewishMacGuy macrumors 6502a

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    ...and it's going to cost a million-gazillion-fafillion dollah!


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  10. syan48306 macrumors 6502a

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    I actually think there's a real possibility for a 1TB SSD macbook pro retina laptop.

    Samsung just announced their new Samsung 840 EVO lineup which features 750GB and 1TB 840 EVO SSDs that perform close to a 840 pro. It even predicts that prices are going to be around the $0.65/GB mark so I'd expect the 1TB drive to be around $650.

    Considering the current drive is basically a 840 pro, we may see the 840 evo variant trickle down into the macbook pro's. What we might not see is the $650 price tag. With apple's 30% overhead, it might be a $1000 upgrade from the base size :confused:

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/7150/samsung-launch-the-840-evo-up-to-1tb-and-faster-writes-for-120gb
     
  11. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Are there even any 1TB PCI-E SSDs available? Maybe now since the Haswell rMBP won't be out until September, I could possibly see it offered. I bet Apple would do it as long as it was available and the price wasn't beyond outrageous from a consumer standpoint.
     
  12. fskywalker macrumors 65816

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    it is very likely as it is the next step in size, just as going to 32GB of RAM
     

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